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Messages from the President

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Special Message: September 10, 2020

Sep 10, 2020

As we all continue to monitor the fires in our neighboring mountain communities, we know that the fire has added another layer of stress and anxiety to an already very difficult time. We hope you and your family are safe. With the various fires in the ...

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Special Message: September 8, 2020

Sep 8, 2020

I hope this communication finds each of you healthy, well and safe. Like many of you, I had hoped for a quiet, restful Labor Day weekend. That was not to be the case.

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Special Message: August 7, 2020

Aug 7, 2020

Congratulations on a good start to what will be an exceptional fall semester - one for the history books! Thank you for showing up and being the best version of yourself during one of the most challenging times in our collective history.

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Special Message: August 4, 2020

Aug 4, 2020

Please see the link to view a special recorded message from our president, Dr. Carole Goldsmith. These are challenging times. As you know, the 2020 fall semester will be primarily online. Several task force groups have been meeting over the summer a...

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Special Message: July 21, 2020

Jul 21, 2020

With the fall semester rapidly approaching, many still have lingering concerns and anxieties. The most recent question I have been getting is, “How does the Governor's ruling about K-12 impact us?” The answer is complicated, so that’s why this message ...

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Special Message: June 26, 2020

Jun 26, 2020

The Central Valley Conference announced today the difficult decision to suspend all athletic competition for Fall 2020. Fresno City College is one of the colleges in the conference that will comply with this decision. This decision was made as a result...

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Special Message from the President: June 3, 2020

Jun 3, 2020

We are facing a pivotal moment for our college, our community and our nation. I hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy as we continue to navigate this unmapped journey of uncertainty in the midst of so much pain and rhetoric in...

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Special Message from the President: May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020

As the first week of summer instruction closes, I want to thank you for your commitment, dedication and willingness to teach during this transitional phase created by the COVID-19 pandemic.  For many of you, the virtual delivery of content may still be ...

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Special Message from the President: May 19, 2020

May 19, 2020

Happy Classified School Employee Week!

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Campus Message: May 15, 2020

May 15, 2020

These past few weeks has presented all of us with multiple unprecedent challenges. We have faced a global pandemic, derailing all college sports and campus activities, most of our students were forced to finish their semesters totally online. While the...

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Campus Message: May 6, 2020

May 6, 2020

We are grateful that the SCCCD Board of Trustees took action at last night’s meeting to approve the replacement positions of faculty and staff that the college was authorized to advance. During this unprecedented time and economic uncertainty, the Coll...

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President's Video Message: April 22, 2020

Apr 22, 2020

Facebook Video. Thank you students, faculty, State Center Community College Foundation, Central Valley Community Foundation, and the community for your help with the Ram Pantry. #FresnoCityCares #CACommunityColleges #SupportCCCeducation #FundOurFuture #...

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President's Video Message: April 17, 2020

Apr 17, 2020

Many of our students lack the technology necessary to complete their academic goals. With the help of some donors we were able to help. Thank you!

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President's Video Message: April 10. 2020

Apr 10, 2020

Video Message from Friday, April 10, 2020. #FlattenTheCurve

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Humanitarian Week: March 23, 2020

Mar 23, 2020

Today will prove to be a busy one for all of us as we navigate our new remote reality moving from crisis mode to triage.  The speed at which we are forced to adapt, due to COVID-19, presents an incredible task ahead of us all.  I’m glad we are calling t...

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Message to Students: March 20, 2020

Mar 20, 2020

Last night, Governor Gavin Newsom declared a “Shelter in Place” for all of California to protect the health and well-being of all Californians and to establish consistency across the state in order to slow the spread of COVID-19.  We continue to take al...

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Campus Message: March 16, 2020

Mar 16, 2020

Planning for Virtual Learning with Canvas. Fresno City College is putting your health and safety first as we plan for virtual teaching and learning to begin on March 23, 2020.  

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Special Message from the President: March 16, 2020

Mar 16, 2020

The message below is what was sent out last night to faculty leaders, representatives of our classified professional leadership and administration. Given today’s events, I thought it would be good to share what we have done to prepare for today’s closu...

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Campus Message: March 13, 2020

Mar 13, 2020

Many of you have seen the Fresno State announcement and that SCCCD is following the Fresno State Model.  The question you may have is “Are we closing?” No, we are not.  Neither is Fresno State. We are Temporarily Suspending Many In-Person Classes  - The...

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An Update Regarding COVID-19

Mar 12, 2020

A lot has changed in a short period of time.  Our nation’s President has changed travel restrictions, NBA has suspended play, and a host of events have been canceled in our state and across our nation.  I understand you are anxious about this evolving s...

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Campus Message: March 2020

Mar 9, 2020

This weekend, the Fresno County Department of Public Health (FCDPH) confirmed the first case of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Fresno County. This is a travel-related case and was not community-acquired. Two travelers presented themselves for te...

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Campus Message: May 15, 2019

May 15, 2019

This fall, Fresno City College will be participating in the Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE), a national survey of institutional practices and student behaviors during the earliest weeks of college.

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Campus Message: May 3, 2019

May 3, 2019

Today we are proud to celebrate English instructor Marisol Baca, the new Fresno Poet Laureate. Marisol began her two-year term on May 2 with a swearing in ceremony at City Hall.


Campus Message: May 2019

May 1, 2019

I would like to thank the faculty, staff, administrators, community partners and students who attended last night’s town hall meeting organized by California Community College State Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley. This is a series of community meetings th...


Campus Message: April 2019

Apr 3, 2019

Fresno City College hosted the State Center Community College Board of Trustees meeting and a joint Clovis Community College and FCC Athletic Celebration.


Report to the Community: Transformation through Education

Jan 28, 2019

This report recaps the college’s recent accomplishments and the collective efforts underway advancing student success.


SCCCD Technology Plan

Dec 14, 2018

SCCCD Technology Plan 2019-2022

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Planning Meetings: September 2018

Sep 18, 2018

I would like to personally invite you to two upcoming meetings where your input will be very important to the decisions we make on the future growth of Fresno City College.

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2018-08 Opening Day Convocation

Aug 9, 2018

Fall 2018 Opening Day Convocation Agenda

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Campus Update: August, 2018

Aug 7, 2018

Please join me in welcoming two new members to the FCC Management Team.

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Campus Update: June 2018

Jun 6, 2018

We have many people and milestones to celebrate in these last few weeks of the semester!

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Community Meeting with Council Member Esmeralda Soria

Jan 16, 2018

I would personally like to invite you to join me and Council Member Esmeralda Soria for a community meeting to answer your questions about public transportation options for Fresno City College and our surrounding neighborhood.

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Campus Message: December, 2017

Dec 4, 2017

Campus Messages — December, 2017 — Sports & Mike Dana


Special Message: October, 2017

Oct 5, 2017

In support of our ongoing institutional student equity efforts, this fall, Fresno City College will participate in the Community College Equity Assessment Lab (CCEAL) Institutional Assessment Package (IAP). CCEAL is a national research laboratory under ...

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California Strategic Growth Council’s Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) funding

Oct 3, 2017

Campus Message: I am pleased to share that the Fresno City College proposal for a West Fresno Satellite was included in every package.


Campus Message: October, 2017

Oct 3, 2017

On Thursday, November 9th there will be two open forums for Accreditation at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in OAB 251. Please add this forum to your calendar. This will be an opportunity for all faculty, staff and students to provide feedback and ask questio...

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Campus Update: August, 2016

Aug 1, 2017

Update Highlights: TILE Program, Theft on Campus, Board Workshop, Getting the word out…, Football Wall of Fame Dinner


Campus Message: August, 2017

Aug 1, 2017

Excitement is in the air, it’s the first day of the academic year! It’s been a fun summer and I hope that all of you took the time to relax and recharge as we usher in the start of a New Year and new semester. Our students need us to lead them to success.


Campus Message: June, 2017

Jun 1, 2017

In this time of transition, we are waiting for an interim Vice President of Student Services to arrive at Fresno City College. Until that happens, Mr. Sean Henderson, dean of students, will continue to serve as our Acting Vice President of Student Servi...


Campus Message: May, 2017

May 10, 2017

The end of every semester is a nostalgic time as we reflect on the accomplishment and successes the college has achieved this past academic year. As we celebrate each milestone in our students’ lives, we find joy when we see the happy faces of our schol...


Campus Message: May, 2017

May 1, 2017

This is a reminder that we will hold two accreditation open forums this week. These are scheduled almost two weeks after you’ve received the drafts to give you an opportunity to begin reviewing them. These open forums will give us an opportunity to disc...


Campus Message: April, 2017

Apr 20, 2017

I would like to update the campus community on our search for the Vice President of Student Services. As you know, our previous efforts last semester were unsuccessful. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, a second search has also been deemed unsucc...


Campus Message: April, 2017

Apr 5, 2017

As we approach a March 2018 accreditation site visit, it is time to have all hands on deck! I have three important items regarding accreditation that require the participation of each and every Fresno City College faculty and staff member.

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Campus Update: March, 2017

Mar 16, 2017

As the second 9-week short term classes begin, we now want to make sure our students are utilizing the many services on campus they need to stay in class and succeed. I hope that you will be able to enjoy one of the many events coming up this month and ...


Campus Update: February, 2017

Feb 15, 2017

A couple of months ago we shared with you the exciting news of the Central Valley Promise. The new initiative will give eligible high school students in the local area the opportunity to begin their college journey at Fresno City College free of charge ...


Campus Update: February 2017

Feb 1, 2017

Many of you may have seen the Fresno Bee FRONT PAGE story about the Ram Pantry. If you get a chance to give Interim Dean, Sean Henderson, a High Five, do it!


Campus Message — January, 2017

Jan 25, 2017

Campus Message — January, 2017 — Women’s Volleyball Day


Campus Message: January, 2017

Jan 24, 2017

I know that many of you have come back to work perhaps a little unsure as to what the future may hold. I can tell you this, the future has never looked brighter for Fresno City College. Tomorrow you will learn more about our future, staffing, partnershi...


Campus Message: January, 2017

Jan 16, 2017

Yesterday, at approximately 2:00 p.m., the Fresno Police Department pursued an alleged stolen vehicle onto our campus. The suspect was then taken into custody near the Language Arts Building. The incident was quickly resolved and no injuries were report...


Spring 2017 — Opening Day Convocation

Jan 5, 2017

Spring 2017 Opening Day Convocation Agenda

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Campus Update: January, 2017

Jan 4, 2017

Campus Update for January, 2017 Progressive Home Club


Campus Message: December, 2016

Dec 7, 2016

HOLIDAY MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT, the holiday season is here and final exams are quickly approaching. Before the semester ends, I wanted to send you a holiday greeting and leave you with a couple of thoughts.


Campus Update — December, 2016

Dec 4, 2016

I am pleased to announce that the SCCCD Board of Trustees appointed Becky Barabe as the new Dean of Instruction, Applied Technology, at Fresno City College.


Campus Update — Winter Break, 2016

Dec 1, 2016

This is my last message to you for the fall semester of 2016. During this past semester, Fresno City College has done a lot of good work and served our students well. I would like to thank each of you for the contribution you make to the success of our ...


Campus Message: November, 2016

Nov 18, 2016

It’s fair to say that a lot has transpired since my last email communication. I do hope that you all had a chance to review the monthly report that was sent last week. Moving forward all reports, updates, presentations and news articles will be catalogu...


Campus Update: November 2016

Nov 15, 2016

As we’ve been working together as a college to develop our self-evaluation report for a Spring 2018 accreditation site visit our strengths, as well as our gaps, have been brought to the forefront.

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Campus Update — September, 2016

Sep 1, 2016

Today marks my 34th day on the job. I continue to be impressed by FCC’s dedicated faculty, staff and administration. Here are a few highlights: #WeLoveFresno, Coffee with Carole, Ram Sports, 2016 Women’s Conference, Piano Concert, Unity Walk and Oath, ...

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