From the Desk of the President
Dear Campus Community,
Welcome to Spring 2013 at Valley College. Here is a short update.
ACCREDITATION SPRING 2013
Our self‐evaluation is complete and posted on our web site at http://www.lavc.edu/accreditation/index.html. The visiting team will examine our progress since the last visit six years ago. We will send out a Team Roster and Schedule for the visit before the team arrives on March 11, 2013.
The ReVitalize Valley College building program is back on track—the moratorium has ended.
- The Athletic Training Facility, Community Services Building, Parking Structure and Monarch Center/Student Union will all break ground in a few months.
- The Media Arts‐Performing Arts (MAPA), Workforce Development/Admin. Building, Planetarium expansion, Campus Center renovation, grounds and walkways, and demolition of all bungalows are also in the works.
Our college Institutional Effectiveness Council (IEC) continues to link data to planning and decision‐making. Check the LAVC Communications Update page for more details: http://www.lavc.edu/communicationsupdate/index.html.
BUDGET and ENROLLMENT
Even though the horror of a Prop 30 failure did not come to pass, we still face financial challenges. We will continue our hard work to meet the District directives to: 1) live within our budget allocation, and 2) meet our enrollment target. The good news is that our current enrollment has surpassed last spring. Our exhaustive work to try and balance our budget must continue.
Our ability to successfully compete for grants and job‐training initiatives remains robust. These funds allow us to carry out projects that would not exist otherwise. Year two of our LAVC‐PASS (Preparing All Students for Success) plan is well under way. A Valley team will share our first‐year success at the national conference in Anaheim this week. Our third‐year “Achieving the Dream” initiative will further our ability to transform our campus and help every student succeed.
We plan to hire five full‐time tenure‐track faculty in the next hiring cycle. As we review staffing plans, we will know soon how many classified vacancies we can fill. We are in the process of hiring a new Vice President of Administrative Services and two Deans of Academic Affairs, all to replace recent retirees. We will introduce our new colleagues to you when the processes are complete.
NATIONAL DISTINCTION, Again!
Our second year as a Tree Campus USA begins soon. We earned this honor in part because of our ”Tree Master Plan”, which is posted at: http://www.lavc.edu/revitalizingvalley/urbanforest.html. Our commitment to keeping our campus beautiful remains strong. More details on upcoming tree celebrations will appear in our college bulletin soon.
Thank you for your continued commitment to Valley College. Have a successful Spring
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