President Carlos Turner Cortez, PHd
February 26, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

Faculty and classified professionals have been participating in several virtual professional development webinars including: Championing Distance Education and Anti-racism on Campus; Five Truths About Racism: Building Community Strength & Racial Equity, and Advancing Access & Success for Transfer Students: Insights from San Diego State University.

SDCCE College and Career Transition Centers (CCTC) held a virtual workshop for students to focus on self-worth and validation. SDCCE's Immigrant Based Support Program (IBSP) held a virtual global forum for students to stay connected and share positive stories. IBSP also coordinated a virtual forum to help students understand what resources and support are available for ESL learners who transition to community college. SDCCE CalWORKs will continue its online services for students and staff including drop-in zoom sessions to assist students with any concerns and questions about services.

I hope many of you were able to attend Day of Absence, a virtual Black history production by Common Ground Theatre, and also the SDCCE webinar this week: The Stories We Tell to celebrate Black History Month. This week I was honored to meet with United States Secretary of Education, Miguel Cardona, to discuss the critical need of providing stimulus funding to underserved student populations and the importance of short-term career technical education programs.

Have a wonderful weekend and please stay safe!


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Carlos Osvaldo Cortez, Ph.D.
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