As I reviewed my schedule coming into this past five days, I realized that the campus wouldn’t see that much of me this week. Between leadership and college governance meetings, and finally, our league for innovation reaffirmation visit, it was pretty hard for me pick a time to write down my thoughts.
Chancellor Dorsey hosted a meeting with the superintendent and director of secondary education for the Normandy School District on Monday and I was pleased to participate. Along with Dr. Dare, we discussed some ideas to continue to encourage Normandy students to connect with STLCC.
The College governance councils met earlier in the week and voted to support changes to the 42-hour general education block. I wrote about this back in January as the campus general education coordinators were gathering information from various stakeholders. I congratulate them for all their hard work in helping the College enhance and improve educational opportunities for its students.
Board members from the League for Innovation in the Community College were in town for our college-wide reaffirmation visit. For the better part of one day, the College showcased it’s innovations, from mental health first aid to global education to technology innovation, the District shined, and I would like to thank everyone who worked to make the reaffirmation process a smooth one. Also, thanks to our Florissant Valley presenters: Ashok Agrawal, Chris Stephens, Troy Hansen, Emily Lasek and Lonetta Oliver.
And finally, tonight I will join several colleagues from the College to congratulate LaRhonda Wilson. She is being honored by the St. Louis American at the 25th Annual Salute to Excellence in Education Scholarship and Awards gala! LaRhonda is one of eight educators being honored for their exemplary service to students.
- Check out the Archers – the men’s soccer team has been enjoying wins, triumphing last weekend over Danville Community College on Tuesday. If you have time, check out the next home game: men’s soccer will host Wentworth Military Academy tomorrow at 2 p.m. Volleyball coach Johnna Kinney says the team has been showing steady improvement. Support them at their next home game: they’ll be hosting a pre-region tournament on September 22.
- A few blogs ago, I mentioned the new Strategic Priorities document for 2014-2016. I think it’s helpful to have inclusive campus discussions and to that end, I’m inviting all of you to a discussion session from 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18 in TC 202/204. The 2014-2016 draft document can be reviewed at this link. I welcome your input!
As I finish this blog, I’m thinking about how we somehow got through the summer without melting – isn’t it nice to feel the first tinge of fall today? Thanks for reading the blog and have a great weekend!