President Schilling’s Board Report for June 26, 2018

The following is a report to members of the North Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees.
Presented by Cypress College President JoAnna Schilling, Ph.D.
on June 26, 2018

The past few weeks have been very busy as we continue to conduct summer classes, and get ready for fall.

Enrollment: Our summer enrollment continues to be slightly ahead of last summer. We are currently maintaining our enrollment and although we have dropped slightly from the first week, we are still up 2% in our headcount and our fill rate has increased to 88% from 78% last year. We held an Enrollment Management meeting with our academic deans and looked at new reports detailing historical trends in course offerings, fill rates, and productivity that we hope to build on in fall. Other topics included scheduling, extended day budgets, and new Tableau reports to help analyze our course offerings. My thanks to VPAS Emily Day, IR Director, Phil Dykstra, EVP Santanu Bandyopadhyay, and Senior Researcher Kristina Oganesian for all their work developing the presentations.

College Events

  • Dean Henry Hua hosted a Cyber Patriot workshop this week. Students from local elementary schools learned the ins and outs of cyber security as we help engage them in computer activities, and the academic powers of computer networking. The goal of these workshops is to engage rising 6th graders to participate in early Cyber Patriot competitions next year when they come to middle school.
  • Gail Taylor and Dr. Schilling visited the Loara High School campus to tour the Union Bank branch on that campus and provide two scholarships to Loara High School students who will be attending Cypress College in the fall as part of our 2018-19 Pledge class. Union Bank, which is also an Americana sponsors, offers 13 interns the opportunity to work at the branch office, provide workshops to high school students, and learn to work in a professional setting. It was our honor to award these outstanding students a scholarship and to view their operations. A great pathway program!
  • Thanks to Vice Chancellor Cherry Li-Bugg and her team for hosting a productive Student Team Retreat on Tuesday, June 12, to discuss Banner 9 and our onboarding processes for students. It was an excellent opportunity to brainstorm ideas on how to support our students in each aspect of their journey at our colleges. We look forward to more great ideas to come!
  • We also appreciate Dr. Marshall hosting a successful District Management Retreat on Thursday, June 14. There were excellent presentations on collaborations across the district. It was also an important time to collaborate with managers across the District.

Community Events

  • The Boys and Girls Club of Cypress joined us at Cypress College for the inaugural Camp Cypress, held June 18-21. We appreciated the time and generosity of our faculty for hosting workshops in Chemistry, Acting, Cyber Security, Anthropology, Basketball, College Readiness Jeopardy, and Soccer, among others. Our student Ambassadors helped to provide campus tours, facilitate the movement from one location to the next, and staff members, Rhonda Kraft and Liliana Huerta facilitated our organizational details. Thank you all for a successful community partnership.
  • The Foundation Board held its end of the year reception on June 20. Our Spring into Cypress campaign is ongoing, which is a board-led fund raising effort. So far, almost $25,000 has been raised. Our goal is to raise $50,000 by July 30, 2018. Thanks to Foundation Board member (and trustee) Barbara Dunsheath, Chancellor Marshall, and District Foundation Special Project Manager, Brent Hunter, for attending.

That’s the Board Report from Cypress College. Buen Cypress!