Campus Sence - March 2004 Issue
The President's Corner by Dr. Ted Martinez
Dr. Ted Martinez

We are already at the midpoint in our spring semester, rapidly closing in on the end of our 42nd academic year. Since last fall, the Grossmont College Strategic Plan has been reviewed and updated for 2004-2010 through a college-wide process. Our Strategic Plan, along with that of our sister campus, Cuyamaca College, will provide a platform for the development of the plan for the District. An improved process will link the objectives of the Strategic Plan and the affiliated Educational Master Plan. During our recent college retreat, we identified college-wide priorities to guide us and our budget development process for 2004-2005.

Passage of State Propositions 57 and 58 in the
March 2 election gives us some hope that our fiscal future may be stabilized. However, we are still one of the lowest funded community college districts in the state, and the lack of funding parity continues to put our students at an enormous disadvantage. We are hopeful that the Governorís proposal for Equalization funding will be enacted. If you agree, please remember to let your legislators know!

Please take some time from your busy schedules to remember important deadlines for nominations for Innovator of the Year (April 16 to the office of
Dr. Dean Colli) and for the Presidentís Leadership Award (April 2 to the presidentís office.) Selections of full-time and adjunct Outstanding Faculty by Division Deans/Councils are also due April 2. The Fifth Annual Grossmont College Recognition Ceremony will be held Thursday, May 20 at 2 p.m. in the Student Center.


Ted Martinez, Jr.


Save the Date - May 7, 2004

2nd Annual Brad Daluiso Golf Tournament