Week of April 3, 2023 Update

I hope everyone enjoyed their Spring Break and had a great first week back on campus. Below is a brief recap of my Campus and Community Engagement activities from the previous week.

Campus Engagement

  • Hosted Executive President’s Cabinet meeting.
  • Hosted President’s Cabinet meeting.
  • Participated in faculty interviews.
  • Attended a special Independent Citizens Oversight Committee (ICOC) meeting. At this meeting, we successfully reviewed and approved the 2021-2022 ICOC Annual Report.

Community Engagement

  • Spent part of my Spring Break at the Wheelhouse 2023 Institute on Leadership at UC Davis. I completed my first of three trainings. This year, Wheelhouse selected 13 California community college CEOs to participate in the fellowship. It was a powerful experience that centered on equity-focused leading, learning, reflecting, and connecting. I am looking forward to implementing the new ideas I learned at the institute. Presenters included: Chancellor Francisco Rodriguez, Chancellor Emerita Constance Carroll, Chancellor Emerita Regina Stanback Stroud, UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May, President Edward Bush, and President Emerita Pam Luster.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Upcoming Events and News

  • Our Hispanic Serving Institution webpage is now live at https://www.palomar.edu/hsi. Please take time to visit the page and review the content. Thank you to all who made this a reality!
  • Palomar submitted a 2023 Examples of Excelencia Program Profile which highlights the work the Palomar Promise program has been doing to support the success of our Latino students. Examples of Excelencia is a national data-driven initiative to recognize programs with evidence of effectiveness in accelerating Latino student success.
  • Palomar College in partnership with the Indian Health Council, CSUSM, UC San Diego, and SDSU is proud to announce the California Native American Research Centers for Health Student Development Program (CA-NARCH SDP). The intent of this program is to support, and increase, the number of American Indian/Alaska Native scientists and health professionals and to decrease health disparities in Native American populations. Please review the flyer and distribute it to students who you believe would be interested in this program. If you have any questions, please contact Professor San Juan directly at SSanJuan@palomar.edu.
  • On April 17th we have two exciting workshops scheduled. They will be led by renowned experts attorney Paul Grossman and Jamie Axelrod. Their presentations will shed light on the evolution of the disability rights movement, provide information on how to be a disability ally and discuss the rights and responsibilities written in disability laws. You can either participate in person (LRC 438) or via Zoom. Here is the flyer to sign up.
  • Also, please register for the Disabled Student Experience Panel scheduled on April 14th, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom. Here is the flyer to sign up.
  • Tarde de Familia will take place on April 21st from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Student Union. Please mark your calendars and spread the word by sharing the social media flyer. For any questions, or for more information, please visit the Association of Latinos and Allies for Student Success (ALASS) website, or contact alass@palomar.edu.

Comet of the Week

The Comet of the Week is Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Instruction, Dr. Tina Recalde. Tina spent her Spring Break at the California Community College Chief Instructional Officer (CCCCIO) 2023 Conference. The theme of the conference was Advancing Equity through Intentional and Collaborative Leadership. Session topics included: Advancing Equity Competency and Institutional Leadership, the Significance of Data and Narrative, Managing Faculty with an Equity Lens, Developing a New Vision for Attendance Accounting, New SCFF Evolutions and Opportunities, a California Community College Chancellor’s Office Panel, Building Strong Relationships with the Legislature, Preparing for AB 928, and Collaborating for Equity and Innovation. The sessions provided information and opportunities to discuss important topics with colleagues from across the state. I appreciate her sacrifice, and investment, over the Spring Break to better serve our Palomar community.

Have a great upcoming week. Go Comets!

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