President Carlos Turner Cortez, PHd
February 5, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

This week VPI Fischthal presented with several SDCCE faculty and managers at League for Innovation in the Community College's virtual conference. Other presenters included Ingrid Greenberg, Online Faculty Mentor Coordinator, Alex Berry, Program Manager, and Work-Based Learning Coordinators, Dr. Richard Weinroth and Deborah Roth.

Faculty and classified professionals have participated in several virtual professional development webinars including a Humanity Forward Professional Development Series with a focus on humanizing and equitizing data, conscious leadership, and actionable strategies. SDCCE's recognition of OER week includes a virtual guest speaker to introduce a universal design for learning to build more engaging and accessible online courses.

SDCCE's Clothing and Textile Arts Career and Entrepreneurial Training Program held a virtual Industry Partnership Catalysts event to honor 20 individual and business owners that support SDCCE's career training program. SDCCE Outreach distributed information about the Community Health & Resource Fair currently held at the Jackie Robinson YMCA until SDCCE campuses reopen. Students and the community have access to general health screenings, rapid COVID testing, women's health, and the Kaiser mobile clinic. Free produce and dry goods are also distributed at the event.

Next week I will be interviewed for a special podcast project with the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence. The statewide agency founded by Governor Brown and the CA legislature to provide a variety of supports to educational administrators. The podcast, Leading Forward, showcases educational leaders in CA.

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Have a wonderful weekend and please stay safe!

Sincerely,

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Carlos Osvaldo Cortez, Ph.D.
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