June 6, 2018
2017-2018 Year-End Message
from the President
As we conclude the academic year, I want to thank you for making it a successful one for thousands of our students. I saw the dedication and passion that you brought each day to our campus and the fruits of our labor in the impressive recitals, performances, and academic achievement of our students. It is indeed cause for celebration with events such as Transfer Recognition; Academic Honors/Excellence; SPS graduation luncheon; CHAMPS Year-End celebration; EOPS/CARE/CalWorks dinner; Nursing Pinning ceremony; and many others culminating in Commencement today. I know that there are many of us behind the scenes in making these memorable for all who attend – please accept my appreciation. And in a fitting recognition of our colleagues for their tremendous contributions, we had a very enjoyable Employee Service Awards luncheon filled with good cheer, memories, and food.
I wish you a restful and fulfilling summer as you enjoy time on your own and with family and friends. I look forward to all of us working together in the coming academic year as we take occupancy of the new Student Union, conceptualize the Southeast Hall, continue to improve our finances, prepare to maximize our revenue from the new state funding formula, and embark on a number of exciting initiatives such as Guided Pathways and Harbor Success (College Promise – second year).
Thank you for all that you do for our students; they deserve our very best.
Otto W. K. Lee, Ed.D.
Los Angeles Harbor College