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President Mary Gallagher

This Week @ City

Originally Published: 3/12/2019

News and Events for the week of March 11

Good Tuesday Morning:

I am sorry I am a day late getting this to you. We had a very successful LAUSD Counselor to College day yesterday. We also finalized the list of attendees for the Foundation Gala this evening. Those of you coming to the Gala, I will see you this evening.

As we enter our sixth week of Spring semester and we approach Spring break, we still have space in our late start classes that begin on April 8th, right after Spring Break. I know you are all preparing your mid-term exams, helping students finish paperwork for enrollment, and keeping the campus going. Spring Break is coming just in time for some well-needed rest.

Last Week
LACC was on NBC News

Last Thursday NBC News featured our Food Bank at 4:15pm and 5:30pm. If you missed it, here is the link to the story:

LACCD Board Meeting

Wednesday I attended the LACCD Board meeting at LA Trade Tech. They presented on the events they had for Black History Month. They do a historical bus tour of South Los Angeles every year. Perhaps we can join them next year. It is always very interesting. This year the focus of the tour was on the “redlining” that occurred in Los Angeles from the 1930s forward as African Americans moved from southern states to Los Angeles and the discrimination families faced when they moved to Los Angeles. That would be a very good topic of history for us to see and discuss.   

Office of Civil Rights Training

Last Thursday, the Management Team and Counselors attended a mandatory training on harassment/discrimination of sex, race, national origin and disability provided by the Office for Civil Rights. We were informed about procedures and policies surrounding harassment and grievances resulting from harassment.

Procurement Training

Last Friday, we had a good number of staff, faculty and administrators who attended the procurement training delivered by the staff from LACCD Office of General Counsel – Anne Diga, the LACCD Contracts Manager – Jim Watson and our very own LACC Regional Procurement Specialist – Marcia Webb.

The Week Ahead
Pop-Up Food Bank

Please remind your students that our pop-up food pantry, with fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as some other pre-packaged food items, will be on campus Thursday, 3/14. Please let your students know to keep an eye on social media for availability.

Student Workshop on Test Taking

A student workshop on “Is Taking a Test a Frightening Experience?” will be held on Tuesday, 3/12 at 12:30pm in the Student Union Conference Room on the 2nd floor.

LACC Foundation Gala

Today is the day! Our big gala at the Beverly Wilshire hotel. The evening will feature a special performance by Herb Alpert and Lani Hall. The Comedian Robert Wuhl is hosting the evening. Harvey Englander and Dennis Gilbert are our honorees this year. And Comedian Tiffany Haddish will present the Rodney (Dangerfield) Respect Award to Laugh Factory owner Jamie Masada. The festivities begin at 6:00pm, contact the LACC Foundation office for more information.

Student Information Session on Nursing

This Thursday, 3/14, Registered Nursing will hold a student information session beginning at 1pm in SCI 111. Please RSVP at to attend

Yamaha Artist Concert Series

This Thursday, 3/14, we will host the first concert of the Yamaha Artist Concert Series featuring pianist Alexandria Le. The concert will begin at 7:30pm in the Herb & Lani Alpert Recital Hall, with a preceding hosted cocktail hour at 6:30pm. Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the door with student rush tickets available 30 minutes prior to each concert for $15. To purchase tickets, visit

President’s Activities This Week

Monday - speech to the LAUSD Counselors Monday morning and afternoon.

Tuesday – meeting with Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE) to see how we can partner with them to provide training.

Wednesday/Thursday/Friday – vacation to Florida for my brother’s 65th birthday and retirement party.

Coming Up
  • The Los Angeles City Controller plans to stop by LACC on Monday (3/18) to see our Pop-up Food Pantry in action.
  • Mark your calendars for Tuesday (3/19) for our third Artist Lecture featuring artist Jeremiah Chiu. It’s free and open to the public, in Chem 3 from 6pm to 7:30pm.
  • The LACC Budget Committee meets on Monday (3/18) at 2:20pm in the PCR.
  • On Tuesday (3/19) the Student Basic Needs Work Group meets in the Foundation Conference Room at 12:45pm.
  • On Wednesday (3/20) the LACCD Board of Trustees subcommittees meet in the afternoon.
  • On Friday (3/22) morning I have a meet and greet with the new Los Angeles Chamber President and CEO, Maria Salinas.

When I was speaking to the LAUSD Counselors yesterday, I was filled with such pride to tell them all about what we are doing here. Tonight I get to tell a room full of very generous people who are giving to the Foundation about this great college – LACC… the City’s College.

Have a great week! 

Mary Gallagher

Los Angeles City College | 855 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles California 90029


Phone: 323.953.4000


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