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President Mary Gallagher

This Week @ City

Originally Published: 2/11/2019

News and Events for the week of February 11

Good Monday Morning:

I wanted to thank everyone for all of their efforts to make last week’s Welcome Week a success. When we started the week, we did not know what issues we may have at the beginning of the term. Our enrollment was also down to 95% of last year. But we had very few problems, students got the help they needed, and faculty added students to classes. By the end of the week, we had resolved all of the issues that popped up and we ended the week at 98% of last year. I call that a very good week!

Please be sure to let students know we still have classes open. If students need assistance, please send them to the Welcome Center located on the first floor of the Student Services building.

I am on vacation for a few days this week. Dr. Lancaster will be the acting President. I will return on Thursday.

Also, we have added a page to the website listing all of the student resources I listed in last week’s update. You can find it at:

This Friday (2/15) and next Monday (2/18) the campus will be closed in honor of the President’s holidays. There are no classes on Saturday.

Pop-Up Food Bank

Students in line for the pop Up Food BankWe had a very successful week feeding our students. Between Monday and Thursday, we distributed over 3,000 bags/boxes of food. Adding another day was really a need for our students. We are providing free food every Monday and Thursday from about 11am until 1pm (or until the food runs out). Students can get fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as some other pre-packaged food items. Please spread the word.


ABA Approval for Paralegal Program

I am happy to announce that we received ABA approval for seven years for our paralegal program.

Learn More About Law & Administration of Justice at LACC

Black History Month Events
  • On Tuesday 2/12 at 12:30pm in the Student Union, 3rd Floor, UCLA’s Dr. Tyrone Howard will provide a discussion on the importance of Black History Month. Faculty, please consider offering extra credit to your students for attending.
  • Mark your calendars for Tuesday 2/19 when we will host speaker Rahsan Wall in the Student Union 3rd Floor at 12:30pm.
  • On Wednesday 2/20 the MAAFA Experience workshop and simulation will take place in the Student Union 3rd Floor from noon and 1:30pm.
  • Tuesday 2/26 is ASG Movie Night in the Student Union.
  • On Wednesday 2/27 the ASG will host an Open Mic in the Campus Quad.
  • On Thursday 2/28 we are honored to have Dr. Melina Abdullah as a speaker in the Student Union, 3rd Floor at 12:30pm.
  • On Thursday 2/28 the ASG Speech Contest will be held in the Campus Quad.
LA LGBT Center Housing Navigator

The LACC Genderversity  & Multicultural Center is hosting a meeting today, Monday 2/11 at noon for students to meet with the LA LGBT housing representative in AD 108. There will be information, resources and assistance for students in need of housing. Please email for more information.

Registered Nursing: Student Information Session

Today, Monday 2/11 from 4pm to 5pm in SCI 111, Registered Nursing is hosting an information session for those looking to begin the application process for our nursing program. Reservations are required, RSVP at The filing period for Fall 2019 applications will begin today and end on March 22.

Student Workshop on Becoming a Successful Student

On Tuesday 2/12, there will be a workshop on time management and organization. The workshop will be held in the Student Union Cub Room (2nd floor) at 12:30pm.

Artist Speaker Series

Our first Artist Speaker Series featuring Elizabeth Preger and Eugene Ahn is this Tuesday 2/12 in Chem 3 from 6pm to 7:30pm.

LACC’s 90th Anniversary Gala

Please mark your calendars for March 12 when we will be holding our 2019 LACC Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Herb Alpert and Lani Hall will be performing. The festivities begin at 6pm. Tickets for faculty, emeriti and staff are $225. For all others tickets are $450.

It is so heart-warming to have faculty and staff who are so committed to our students and their success! We truly are The City’s College!

Have a great week! 

Mary Gallagher

Los Angeles City College | 855 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles California 90029


Phone: 323.953.4000


Emergency: 323.953.2911