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Five Things to Know – July 21, 2014

Briefing for the week of July 21, 2014 Week 4 of Summer Intersession 2     What isn’t delivered in quantity, I deliver in quality! Four very important and exciting things this week and upcoming:   Wednesday, July 23 – Measure P Citizens’ Oversight Committee meeting originally scheduled for this date has been rescheduled for… Read More »

Five Things to Know for the Week – July 14, 2014

Briefing for the week of July 14, 2014 Week 3 of Summer Intersession 2   Kudos to Professor Susie Ling and Librarian Linda Stewart on the momentous work they are doing in preserving and honoring our area’s history and predecessors with the Pasadena Digital History Collaboration. Professor Ling and Ms. Stewart were recently featured in… Read More »

Five Things to Know – July 7, 2014

Briefing for the week of July 7, 2014 Week 8 of Summer intersession     Final two weeks (ends July 17) – The School of Visual, Media, and Performing Arts presents Nomads: Printmaking at PCC. The exhibit features recent works by students in the printmaking program. For information and gallery hours call extension 7500.  … Read More »

Five Things to Know – June 30, 2014

Briefing for the week of June 30, 2014 Week 7 of Summer intersession     It is a short, slow week so not quite five. But two very important items:   Friday, July 4 – Independence Day Holiday, campus closed.   This is a short week for PCC with the Independence Day holiday on Friday,… Read More »

Five Things to Know – June 23, 2014

Briefing for the week of June 23, 2014 Week 6 of Summer intersession     Tuesday, June 24 – The Pasadena Police Department will be shutting down the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Hill Avenue from 5:30 to 7:30 AM. This may impact access to staff parking lot 1. For updates and information, contact the… Read More »

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About Mark Rocha

Mark RochaMark Rocha was appointed Superintendent/President of Pasadena City College on July 1, 2010. During his tenure, the college has approved a new Educational Master Plan that will establish PCC as a truly global community college for the 21st century. Along with an extraordinary faculty and staff, Mark Rocha has positioned Pasadena City College for an ambitious program to close the "graduation gap", the difference in the graduation rate between those who come to PCC college-prepared and those who do not. PCC was recently recognized for its efforts to close this achievement gap, winning the 2012 State Chancellor's Award for Student Success for its innovative First Year Experience Pathways Program that has significantly increased student retention and persistence and has grown to serve over 1,500 students. "Our faculty, staff and managers are the best and they are carrying on our ninety year Heritage of Excellence", says Mark Rocha.
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