President Carlos Turner Cortez, PHd
May 14, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

SDCCE has begun celebrations to honor classified professionals with a broadcast kick-off event in advance of Classified Appreciation Week, which many of you attended. SDCCE faculty and staff are participating in various professional development opportunities including institutional conferences such as the NACCE Makerspace Ecosystem Summit.

Career and College Transitions held a series of resume and interview workshops recently and coordinated a virtual employer spotlight for students looking for local jobs at the Metropolitan Transit System. CalWORKs created and distributed a newsletter to keep faculty, classified staff, students, and our community up-to-date with current information, events, and available resources. Student stories will also be highlighted.

In celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage month, SDCCE’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee is supporting a virtual musical performance on Sunday, May 16, 2021, at 3 p.m. by Helena Wei, faculty member in SDCCE’s Emeritus program. The performance will feature music from around the world with an emphasis on Asian folk music.

I'm both pleased and proud to announce the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges completed the mid-cycle visit report for the institution, and SDCCE performed exceptionally. The preliminary report highlights many areas of strength including the recognition that faculty are passionate about providing the best education and support for students, and that data collection and analysis guides our work.

Have a wonderful weekend and please stay safe!


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Carlos Osvaldo Cortez, Ph.D.
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