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Five Things to Know for the Week – April 1, 2014

Briefing for the Week of Tuesday, April 1, 2014 The eleventh week of the spring semester Congratulations to Academic Senate Officers for 2014-2015.  President: Eduardo Cairó; Vice President: Kris Pilon; Secretary: Pat Rose; Treasurer: Manny Perea.  I thank you for your service to the college and I look forward to working together with you in the… Read More »

Five Things to Know for the Week – March 24, 2014

Briefing for the Week of Monday, March 24, 2014 The tenth week of the spring semester PCC Speech Team Showcase. Time for a shout out to the PCC Speech and Debate Team!  In preparation for the upcoming national tournament our Speech Team will be presenting the first of two public events at the Westerbeck Recital… Read More »

Five Things to Know for the Week – March 17, 2014

Briefing for the Week of Monday, March 17, 2014 The ninth week of the spring semester Welcome Back!  St. Patrick’s Day It Is.  I couldn’t find my only green tie this morning, but I will get in the spirit of all things Irish today by recommending this wonderful book by Thomas Cahill from a few years back, How 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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