Campus Scene - January/February 2006

Dean Colli, Ed.DWe are moving forward filling faculty vacancies as expeditiously as our resources will allow. It is my pleasure to help welcome nine new replacement faculty who joined us for the beginning of the spring semester. Their biographies are included in this issue of Campus Scene. Please introduce yourselves and help make our new faculty feel at home!

As interim president, it is my honor to chair the Search Committee for the next Grossmont College president. The committee will include two community members, Jim Davis and Gary Clasen; ASGC representative Charles Brown; GC Foundation representative Ernie Ewin; Academic Senate representatives Beth Smith, Curtis Stevens, and Sue Jensen; United Faculty representative Zoe Close; CSEA representative Dave McDade; Classified Senate representative Bernadette Black; Administrators Association representative Peter White; and GCCCD representatives Vice Chancellor Jim Austin and Cuyamaca College President Geraldine Perri. There will be regular updates as the committee establishes a timeline and pursues its process as we work together on this important task.

There is great progress to report in the continuing quest for state equalization funding for community colleges, thanks in large measure to the leadership in this effort provided by our Chancellor and other representatives of the GCCCD. The proposed budget of Governor Schwarzenegger for 2006-07 includes the final equalization installment of $130 million, an 11 percent increase over 2005-2006 to base funding, and a 5.18 percent cost of living increase. We will be seeking everyone's assistance in the coming months as it will be necessary to let our legislators know that we support the Governor's budget.

Please thank Tim Flood and the Facilities Committee members for their tireless work in keeping us moving forward with the much anticipated and needed physical improvements to our campus. In the recent past we celebrated the grand opening of the new Life Safety Road and the resurfaced track. In addition, countless upgrades and remodeling took place during winter break that enhance the learning and working environment.

Dean C. Colli, Ed.D
Interim President

GC Foundation Events

Grossmont Cruise - Get on board!

Mexican Riviera CruiseJoin the Grossmont Family for a 10 night Mexican Riviera Cruise!
You will support the Foundation and enjoy this roundtrip vacation leaving from San Diego aboard the Celebrity Mercury, departing November 10, 2006.



Brad Daluiso Golf Classic – Sycuan Resort – Monday, May 8, 2006 – 12 noon shotgun start

Retiree Recognition Dinner
Friday, May 26, 2006 – 6 p.m.

Grossmont College