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Commencement 2017 – Job Well Done

Welcome to the first day of summer school 2017. I am pleased to share that our headcount enrollment this summer is up 3.6 percent and our FTSE is up just over 1 percent. Our positive movement with enrollment stability and growth continues.

The 2017 Commencement exercises, held just two weeks ago, will go down in the PVCC history books as perhaps one of the best. The event highlighted by a record number of graduates marching, excellent student speakers, poignant remarks by Board President Gutierrez,  and an overall “finely tuned” and organized event made for a memorable evening. My sincere thanks to the faculty and staff who planned and executed the commencement exercises. A special thanks to all of the staff and students who volunteered and contributed greatly to the success of the event. I received numerous affirming and complimentary comments from students and their families during the reception.  Job well done!

Summer 2017 will be a very productive time for college leadership. Last week the President’s Leadership Team (including faculty and classified staff leadership) held our annual planning retreat. Over the next several months we will be working on: final alignment of the PVCC Strategic Plan with the MCCCD Strategic Commitments, further planning on the implementation of the Critical Thinking Academy with an expansion to the co-curricular arena, preparing for the 30th Anniversary celebratory activities, and accelerating further enrollment growth and student persistence efforts. Watch for further updates throughout the summer.

Again, my deepest thanks to all involved in the 2017 Commencement exercises. I look forward to an engaged and productive summer.