Friday Announcements from the President’s Office

ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT, COLLEGE ACCESS PROGRAMS

A message from Dr. Steve Kinslow:

My thanks, again, to the faculty and staff who served on the Interview Committee for the new position of Associate Vice President, College Access Programs.  I have completed reference checks and am pleased to share that Dr. Stephanie Hawley has accepted the offer of employment.  She will be present for the October 30 Data Retreat that is such an important part of our Student Success Initiative.

Dr. Hawley will office at the Highland Business Center.  We will share her office number and email after she gets on board.

I think we had an outstanding committee, and a quality process for considering candidates.  I also was pleased with the quality of the interview pool, and believe we have selected an outstanding person for this critical position.

Again, thank you each for your involvement with and commitment to this process.

STUDENT SUCCESS INITIATIVE: MEETING WITH ACHIEVING THE DREAM EXTERNAL FACILITATORS

Invitation to all Faculty, Staff and Students

You are cordially invited to attend a meeting with ACC’s external facilitators for the Achieving the Dream component of ACC’s Student Success Initiative, Kay McClenney (Director of SENSE and CCSSE) and Brad Phillips (Executive Director of Cal-PASS) at the following times and locations:

  • Thursday, October 28, 2009 – 9:00 – 10:30 a.m., HBC, Room 201 OR
  • Thursday, October 29, 2009 – 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., HBC, Room 201

As part of the Student Success Initiative Data Retreat on October 30, 2009, Drs. McClenney and Phillips will be in Austin to provide their support and expertise to assist faculty and staff in understanding ACC’s diverse students and in using data to guide improvements to programs and support services.

This is a good opportunity to learn more about our Student Success Initiative.  I encourage you to make time to visit with Drs. McClenney and Phillips at either of the times listed above.

INITIATIVES TO PROMOTE A GREENER ACC

The Austin Community College District is committed to becoming a leader in sustainability.  As part of ACC’s Green Initiative, ACC is starting two new programs:  “Green Car Parking” and “Green Pass.”

Green Car Parking

Beginning November 1st, individuals who drive a fuel-efficient, low-emission vehicle may be eligible to park in a limited number of new preferred parking spaces at each ACC campus.  To receive a Green Car sticker, follow the simple steps at:  http://www.austincc.edu/sustainability/greencar.php.  A Green Car sticker does not guarantee preferred parking, as spaces are limited.

Green Pass

The ACC Board of Trustees approved a pilot program to provide free Capital Metro passes to ACC students, faculty, and staff.  If approved by the Capital Metro Board of Directors, Green Pass will go into effect in January, 2010.  The initial cost of the program will be covered by increases in the parking fees which went into effect in Fall, 2009.

For more information, please visit www.austincc.edu/sustainability

SEASONAL FLU AND H1N1 FLU

ACC is part of the regional health and emergency management team that closely is monitoring seasonal flu and H1N1 flu activity.  ACC has a link on its home web page for flu-related information and updates.  The website is:  http://www.austincc.edu/emergency/flu.php.

For additional questions, please contact Becky Cole, Executive Director of Environmental Health and Safety, at rcole@austincc.edu or 223-1015; or Dr. Mary Hensley, Executive Vice President of College Operations, at 223-7618 or mhensley@austincc.edu.

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