A Message from the President
At Shoreline, every student counts...
Higher education is seeing dramatic and fundamental changes. Amazing advancements in technology and enormous impacts from the economic crisis are among the primary drivers of these changes.
Shoreline Community College is a national leader in showing how higher education can turn these challenges into opportunities to serve students with the education and training they need to be successful in this rapidly changing world.
I am proud to have had a hand in the success of Shoreline and its students. When I arrived seven years ago, the college was on uncertain financial footing. Today, we have solid reserves and sound fiscal practices. During my tenure, the college has built upon existing program strengths and developed new ones. Our students go on to find success at the most prestigious universities in the world. We expanded our world-leading Professional Automotive Training Center. We turned a moribund machining program into the top program in the state, nationally certified and placing virtually every student into family-wage aerospace industry jobs.
We are bringing the world to Shoreline, exposing our domestic students to different cultures while giving them the skills to compete in the global marketplace. Our internationalization efforts bring more than $12 million to the local economy, but more than that, they tear down the walls between people and make the world a safer and better place to live.
We dove headfirst into the world of online education and launched the Virtual College. Our core Associate of Arts transfer degree is available completely online. We also offer a number of other online degree and certificate programs. At a time when others cut back, we pushed ahead and are now meeting the needs of more students, delivering education when, where and how they want it.
My work at Shoreline has been very gratifying and now I’ve decided to take a next step. On July 1, 2013, I will take over as chancellor at Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona. Pima is the eighth largest community college in the U.S. and has six campuses.
I have appointed Daryl Campbell as acting president for the period of June 10-30. As vice president for administrative services over the past five years, he has been closely involved with every major initiative of the college key to our financial turnaround. I have the utmost confidence in his abilities and vision.
With best wishes for your success,
SCC President Lee Lambert testfying Tuesday, April 17, 2012 before a Senate subcommittee.
Shoreline President Lee Lambert testifies in D.C.
President Lee Lambert told a U.S. Senate subcommittee how the college is putting into practice the national programs designed to get Americans back to work. See the full story.
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