February 5, 2018
Welcome to the Spring 2018 Semester
It is wonderful to see all of you and our students as we start the semester. In January, the accrediting commission formally reaffirmed our accreditation for the full cycle (until 2023). We did a great job in 2016 (still boasting that we did not receive any recommendations for compliance) and now we extend our thanks and appreciation to our colleagues at the ESC for their satisfactory response to the district recommendations.
This will be a very busy semester. We are on schedule to move into the new Student Union this fall. We need to finalize our plans on re-locating various offices in preparation for the demolition of the old library, cafeteria and Seahawk Center commencing June 1. We will also work on additional details for the top priority construction projects proposed under the Measure CC bond including a revised campus facilities master plan.
There is also intriguing news coming from the state. In his budget proposal, the governor has proposed funding a new CA community college – one that is totally online. In addition, the historical funding formula for community colleges (based on enrollments) is also being changed – to a formula based on enrollments and student needs and outcomes.
Meanwhile we continue to address serious enrollment and fiscal challenges locally. I know the college can count on your help and support during this demanding time.
Thank you for all that you do for our students; they deserve our very best. Have a great semester!
Otto W. K. Lee, Ed.D.
Los Angeles Harbor College
310. 233. 4010