The West Hills Community College District will focus on growth, technology and student success in the new academic year, said WHCCD Deputy Chancellor Ken Stoppenbrick.
Stoppenbrink reviewed the $42.7 million district budget for 2015-16 and said the district is positioned well going into the new fiscal year. The fall semester begins with 5,600 students enrolled districtwide.
WHCCD Chancellor Frank Gornick outlined recent accomplishments in his semi-annual State of the District address to college faculty and staff, while introducing a guest speaker who highlighted the importance of new technology in the classroom.
Gornick presented some highlights from the past few years and a snapshot of upcoming events, including focusing more on adult learners, the addition of 14 new faculty members in the West Hills District and a new student union center on the Lemoore campus.
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Following his address, Gornick introduced guest speaker Mark Milliron, co-founder and chief learning officer of Civitas Learning, a Texas-based organization bringing emerging technology, data science and design together with educational institutions.
Milliron pointed out there are some 38 million people in America who have some college but haven’t earned a degree or credential, and many are or will be coming back to school to learn how to use technology in the workplace.
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