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A Message from the President

Sep 1, 2022

Hello Fresno City College Colleagues,

As we complete the first month of instruction, I wanted to provide you with a brief campus update on things that have started and activities that are gearing up to start in September. 

Enrollment

The fall semester is well underway, and our enrollment continues to be a bit low compared to pre-pandemic years.  However, compared to last year (2021), we are doing much better!   This year we are going to shift campus efforts to retain more students than we have in previous years.  Our RAM Pathway Teams are starting to meet, and they will develop activities and ways to engage students to ensure their persistence from semester to semester.  I am excited to see the work from the Pathway Teams and see the results of their activities. 

Athletics

Several of our teams have already begun their seasons.  I would like to congratulate our Women’s Volleyball team for winning their first two matches at Hartnell and West Valley Colleges.  The next home volleyball game will be on September 7, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. against Folsom Lake College.  Our Women’s Soccer team will have their first game on September 9, 2022 against Santa Rosa Jr. College at 3:30 p.m.

Our Men’s Soccer Team started their season (scrimmage) on August 25, 2022, against Santa Rosa Jr. College.  Their first home game will be on September 6 against American River College at 4:00 p.m.

Our Football team started their season with their first game at Merced College.  Their first home game will be on Saturday September 3, 2022 at 5PM at Ratcliffe Stadium against Diablo Valley College. 

Come out and support your student athletes—it should be a great season for all our teams this year!  If you need more information on their schedules, please visit the Rams Athletic website

Accreditation Update

As you all have probably heard in one presentation or another, our accreditation cycle is well underway! Our standard tri-chairs may have reached out asking for your help to identify evidence or to collaborate on writing the narrative. We will need everybody’s help on this massive project, so please think about how you can contribute – in the form of evidence collection, writing, or editing – all of us can make sure we tell our rich story. Reach out to Kherstin Khan (Kherstin.khan@fresnocitycollege.edu) or Cyndie Luna (Cyndie.luna@fresnocitycollege.edu) if you want to volunteer or have any questions.

Parking Update

A word about parking. Parking has been somewhat of a problem this year, a good problem, but nevertheless, it has created some issues for staff and students.  To help deal with the parking issues, we have opened the grass area near the Gym to allow for more parking.

It is estimated that we will open our new parking structure in about four to five weeks. In the meantime, we will try to do our best to ensure parking issues are at a minimum.  Please help us by not parking in designate parking spaces as our administrative staff has to be in and out of the campus. 

Thank you for being patient with this process, we are almost there, just a few more weeks to go!

GO RAMS!!! 

 

Dr. Robert Pimentel
President

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