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President Mary Gallagher

This Week @ City

Originally Published: 1/25/2021

News and Events for the week of January 25

Good Monday Morning, 

We are just two weeks from the start of our spring semester! Our headcount and enrollment have been dropping compared to last year over this past week. We are going to do the best we can to keep our headcount up, but our students have been struggling for some time and many are, no doubt, dealing directly with COVID issues. If you talk to students, please encourage them to take just one class so they can stay connected.  

Presidential Inauguration

Last week was historical in many ways. I hope you all got to view the wonderful inauguration ceremony for our new 46th President of the United States and history making swearing in of the first female and person of color to the office of the Vice President. The peaceful transition of power included inspirational performances and an appeal for unity throughout the country. I hope the ceremony provided an opportunity to reflect on our history and our future, as well as some hope that we might find a path forward together amidst challenging times. 

Classified Retreat

I want to thank everyone who participated in our daylong All Division Retreat last Friday. This week we are hosting a Management Team Retreat focusing on Analyzing and Solving Performance Issues.  

LACC Receives $1.6+ Million Grant to Expand Training Capacity for Students

I am very proud to share that LACC was named the recipient of a U.S. Department of Labor “Strengthening Community College Training Grant.” Out of 120 applicants, we are one of only eleven colleges chosen to receive the grant throughout the country and one of four to receive a single grant, the other seven were granted consortiums. Only two colleges in California received the grant. The four-year $1,686,201 award will aim to address the skill development needs of employers and support workers in gaining skills and transitioning quickly from unemployment to employment. The grant also builds LACC’s capacity to address challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic including expanding online and technology-enabled learning and migrating services to a virtual environment.   

Beat the Rush Week

Our Beat the Rush week begins a week from today! We will have extended online Student Service Hours from February 1 to 6 on Monday – Thursday, 8am to 7pm, Friday 8am to 4pm and Saturday 9am – 1pm. Services will also be available on Saturday, February 20th.  

Contact Us

We are gearing up for the Spring 2021 term to start. Please let us know if you need anything. The hotlines are: or or  

Re-engagement Plan

At the same time as enrolling students for classes for Spring 2021, we are in the midst of planning our re-engagement of students onto campus. This will be a slow process and may take several terms to fully implement. I wanted to confirm with all of you that if you work can be done remotely, you will stay in a remote capacity. There will be limited services on campus as we go through this re-engagement process. We will keep you informed as the plan develops.  

Flu Shots

Finally, while we wait our turn in Los Angeles County for the COVID vaccination, I wanted to remind everyone that the flu season is upon us. If you have not already gotten your flu shot, please make sure to arrange with your health care provider to get the flu shot. 

BELIEVE. ACHIEVE. SUCCEED. We have already made such a difference for our students, let’s keep up the great work! 

Be well. Stay safe.