It did for me. In fact, I can’t even remember if I took
a vacation (no, it’s not old age!). It seems like the Fall
semester was here before I knew it. Our campus is now in the third
week of the Fall semester and it has never been as busy as it is
this year. The long line of students usually tapers off in the
second week of school, but we have had long lines weeks prior to
the Fall term and through the third week! I was reminded by one
of my staff members that we can’t have it both ways. That
is, we can’t do all this outreach and then wonder where all
the students are coming from!
CCCSFAAA is currently in the midst of elections. If you haven’t voted,
time is running out to cast your vote for the 2006 leadership. The election will
close on Friday, September 16, 2005. Please log on to the CCCSFAAA web site and
cast your vote!
The even numbered regions (2, 4, 6, 8, and 10) have held their elections for
Regional Representatives by now. The elected Regional Representatives will serve
on the 2006 CCCSFAAA Board for a two year term.
The CCCSFAAA student scholarship applications are now available. Two $500 scholarships
will be awarded to each of the ten CCCSFAAA regions. All forms are available
on the CCCSFAAA Website. Please be sure to announce this scholarship opportunity
to the students on your campus.
Under the leadership of Tim Bonnel, Chancellor’s Office, and in partnership
with CCCSFAAA, the New Directors Training was held in late June. The event was
followed by the first-ever All Directors Conference. There was an outstanding
turn-out in attendance, with the majority of the 109 California Community Colleges
represented at the All Directors Training. The conference was well received and
quite a success! Kudos to Tim Bonnel!
Since March, members of the Executive Board and volunteers have been busy advocating
on behalf of our membership and the students we represent. Some of the many activities
include: letters to the CSAC Commissioners, review of the CSAC system generated
letters, attendance at Commission meetings, and participation in multi-lingual
media activities. CCCSFAAA also joined forces with CASFAA to speak before the
Commission and provided a presentation to Legislative staff members. Sooooo….with
so much activity going on, I’ve lost track of time! Now you can understand
why there’s a void between my last message in March and this one.
The annual conference plans are well underway for December 9 – 11 in Sacramento.
The conference committee, co-chaired by John Muskavitch and Toni DuBois, is working
hard to plan and coordinate informative sessions and activities. Online conference
registration and hotel reservations will open on September 1st. Wait until you
see the wonderful graphics!
In closing, remember that “Constitution Day” is right around the
corner, slated for September 17 each year. If your institution still doesn’t
know how they’re going to meet this new federal requirement, check out
the “News and Updates” section of the CCCSFAAA web site for information
and program ideas.
All the best!
President, CCCSFAAA 2005