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President Mary Gallagher

This Week @ City

Originally Published: 1/11/2021

News and Events for the week of January 11

Good Monday LACC Family: 

Last week’s events were shocking for us, for our community, and for the world. I indicated in my message to you on Thursday that we would have a special gathering on Friday at 10:30 to talk about the events of last Wednesday. However, since we already have our Black Lives Matter Town Hall scheduled for Friday at 1:30 p.m., we will use that time for our special gathering called: “The Aftermath of the National Crisis and Insurrection: Reflecting on January 6, 2021.” This will be a space for faculty, staff, and administrators of LACC to provide an opportunity to share, discuss, and provide support. Dr. Day was able to arrange a special guest for us, Ms. Gabrielle Miller - Director of Mentor Services and Outreach at U.S. House of Representatives, who will join us on Friday to give us a personal account of what happened at the Capitol last Wednesday. Today we will send an invitation with more details on how to participate. I hope you all will be able to join us for this important conversation. The students will have a separate special Town Hall on Friday, January 15 at 10:30 a.m. 

Campus Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Please note that next Monday, January 18, the campus will be closed due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. I hope you have a restful long weekend. 

Winter Enrollment

Our enrollment for Winter held at about 10% above last year. Great job helping our students! Our Spring 2021 headcount is almost 100% of last year. That is remarkable. Although our enrollment is down a bit over last year, which indicates that students are not taking as many units. But that is okay because students, and all of you no doubt, are experiencing fatigue form all classes being online. We wanted to at least match our headcount so that we keep connected with our students. Once we come back to campus, we can work closely with the students to track them to completion. We just want to make sure that our students know that we want them to continue even for just one class so they finish their program.  

Classified Staff Retreat

On Friday, January 22, 2021, we will have an all-day retreat. While all staff are welcomed to attend, this is primarily for our classified staff. Anyone who supervises classified staff, should plan to attend. We will be focusing on what the recovery back form COVID will be like. In the morning we will be together and in the afternoon we will break into two groups with the vice presidents. All classified staff are reassigned to the retreat for that day. More information will follow. If you have questions, please let me know.  

LACC Theatre to Perform at Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

Congratulations to LACC’s Theatre Academy who have won a rare spot to perform its production of Going Mad: Alice in Hollywoodland at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF)’s Region VIII Festival. The festival will take place virtually, due to COVID-19, on February 10-13. Great work!  


We have 2021 off to a very good start.  

BELIEVE.  ACHIEVE.  SUCCEED. Continue to let our students know that we care about their success. 

Be well. Stay safe. 
Mary