Marc S. Posner
Friday, November 14, 2008
Cypress College President, Dr. Michael J. Kasler presented the 2007-2008 End of the Year Report to North Orange County Community College District Trustees and Chancellor Dr. Ned Doffoney on Tuesday night.
The End of the Year Report features progress being made in each of Cypress College’s five main directions to reach its vision of: “A premiere learning environment for student success and community enrichment.” The directions are: instruction, student support services, campus support services, campus climate, and community relations.
In his introduction to the End of the Year Report, Dr. Kasler wrote:
“ … Not only was the year my first as president, but it was one of the best during my 15 years here at Cypress College. For starters, our enrollment continued its recovery from losses experienced during and following heavy budget cuts and increased fees in 2003. In addition to more students on campus, the college continued to see impressive growth in the area of grants – recording a jump of nearly $3 million between fiscal year 2003-2004 and 2007-2008.
“Without a doubt, however, the single highlight of the year was the opening of Cypress College’s new Student Center and Bookstore late in the spring semester. The Student Center provides, for the first time in campus history, a single spot on campus where students can seek assistance with a wide array of student services – from Admissions to Counseling, business transactions to Photo I.D., Assessment Testing to Transfer and Counseling services.
“… Opening of the buildings also completes the vision of a central gathering spot on campus, centered around the beautiful pond. The pond area now thrives with student activity as the Library/Learning Resource Center is located at the opposite end from the Student Center. Student Activities is located between the two buildings, while outdoor dining is now conveniently adjacent to the college’s café.
“ … I am so proud of the work we do here at Cypress College. This is an outstanding college, with outstanding students, faculty and staff. We also appreciate the tremendous support from the eight communities we serve …”
The report full report is available as a 1.7 mb Acrobat download