August 28, 2018
Welcome to the Fall 2018 Semester
from the President
Welcome back and thank you for participating in a very energetic and engaging Opening Day and Flex activities. I am delighted that we were off to a successful Day #1 of the Fall 2018 semester.
Our enrollment continues to decline compared to previous years. Interestingly, the number of students (headcount) is up so it seems reasonable to conclude that our students are taking fewer classes on average. Let's try to get that to rise. The campus looks beautiful, parking is manageable, faculty are accommodating our students, and students are getting their classes. As always, there are lines at the student services offices, bookstore and other typical areas but I know we are all 'stepping up' to assist our students.
We finished the 2017-2018 year with a positive ending balance. We anticipate the completion of the new Student Union mid-fall. We can all look forward to many other highlights for this new academic year.
Thank you again: I am so proud of what Harbor means to our students … they deserve our very best.
Otto W. K. Lee, Ed.D.
Los Angeles Harbor College