After the violence we witnessed on January 6, I am grateful that the national transfer of power came to a peaceful conclusion. It is my hope that peace will continue to prevail, and I look forward to working closely with our state and national delegations to limit further spread of COVID-19 and address the issues facing our country.
My thanks and congratulations to the team at Orange Coast College for setting up a testing site for all District students, faculty, and staff. In addition to supporting our essential on-site programs, this will also allow athletic teams to train and compete per association guidelines.
Additionally, I commend the diligent work of the team at Golden West College for identifying the source of recent power outages – and working to partially restore power with the hope to have all power reliably restored soon. Though online instruction has continued, this outage is an unwelcome disruption to our limited on-site operations. Thanks again to faculty, staff, and managers for your resiliency.
As we near the retirement of President Adrian at Coastline College, I also commend the constituency groups for putting together a search committee representing a broad range of college and community voices. More about the committee and the search can be found here (Link outdated).
Change continues to be our one sure companion for this academic year. Your resiliency has made all the difference for our students. They rely on your persistence and determination as we tackle each new challenge.
John Weispfenning, Ph.D.