Chancellor Newsletter – April 2023


District Office News

The Board has announced the selection of Shouan Pan, Ph.D., as the next chancellor. You can read more about Dr. Pan and his accomplishments, linked here. Welcome to the District Dr. Pan! 


Woodland Community College News

MESA Program continues to support our STEM students by strengthening partnerships across our service areas; for example, from Eagles to Aggies, a partnership with UC Davis, Summer STEM Boot Camps, Pre-Health Programs specifically designed for students pursuing careers in health and most recently participating in the Community College Innovation Challenge. Students, under the leadership of Director Dr. Lorena Navarro, represent WCC proudly on and off campus. For those interested in learning more about MESA program, visit their website, linked here. 


Yuba College News

On April 13th the Board celebrated newly tenured staff with a reception.  

Yuba College Basic Needs has recently started partnering with the Yuba-Sutter Blue Zones Project (BZP), a community-wide effort to encourage changes that lead to healthier outcomes. The college hosted two recent Blue Zones Project activities: healthy cooking demonstration and find your purpose workshop. Yuba College looks forward to hosting more BZP events during the 2023-24 academic year. 

In celebration of Earth Day, Yuba College geology Professor, Korey Champe, along with eleven members of the Yuba College Science Majors Club volunteered to help revitalize Maple Park in Yuba City on April 22. Pictured below is the team as they worked on moving bark into a new play area. 

Happenings at Yuba College: 

  • May 4: Police Academy Graduation, 6:00 p.m., YC Theatre 
  • May 5: Track and Field Nor Cal Trials at YC 
  • May 8: Early College Graduation Sash Night, YC Theatre, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 
  • May 9: Tuesday noon Recital, YC Theatre 
  • May 12: Track and Field Nor Cal Finals at YC 
  • May 12: Fire Academy Graduation, 2:30 pm, YC Theatre 
  • May 12: Student Success Programs Award Ceremony, 5:30 pm, YC Cafeteria 
  • May 18: Psychiatric Technician Pinning Ceremony, YC Building 2100 Lobby, 3:00 p.m. 
  • May 19: Spring Concert, YC Theatre 
  • May 20: Radiologic Technician Pinning Ceremony, 1:00 p.m., YC Cafeteria 
  • May 23: Awards and Recognition Ceremony, 5:30 p.m., YC Theatre  
  • May 24: Nursing Pinning Ceremony, 3:00 p.m., YC Theatre  
  • May 26: 95th Commencement Ceremony, 7:00 p.m., YC Athletic Complex 


Fiscal Update

Update on FCMAT Workgroup Recommendations  

Work Continues on the Resource Allocation Model (RAM) Working Group (Strategic Plan Goal 4A). Since the last update, the RAM working group reviewed the initial draft of the side-by-side comparison based on the data available reflecting revenue generated by each of the colleges versus the colleges and district services expenditures. The next step in the process is to review the fine-tuned resource allocation model based on a three-year average FTES and based on the supplemental data from 2021-22. The timeline for the model development will be extended to allow for governance review and for communications into the Fall semester. 

Update on the State Financials and Potential Impact on the District 

The Governor’s Budget for 2023-24 anticipated a $22.5 billion deficit. Deficit is a shortfall in State’s income compared to the expenditures. The financial deficit is further intensified as the State’s cash flows are coming in lower than the state’s anticipated income based on the Department of Finance Monthly Cash Bulletins.  The tax receipts are coming in $4.65 billion below the Governor’s Proposed Budget. Based on the state’s fiscal position, the Senate Democrats release the State Budget plan for 2023-24. Their plan offers the following new proposals and investments for California Community Colleges in addition to modifying many of the Governor’s January proposal (Source School Services of California): 

  • Increases funding for basic needs, rapid rehousing, disabled students support, and mental health supportive services for CCC, California State University (CSU), and University of California (UC) students. 
  • Provides community colleges a total of $100 million in new ongoing funds for local discretionary purposes on activities that directly support students, mitigate learning loss related to COVID-19 impacts, and promote targeted recruitment and retention efforts. 
  • Provides $90 million per year for at least five years to grow, educate, and maintain the next generation of registered nurses, through the CCC system starting in 2024-25 
  • Provides a cost-of-living adjustment for categorical programs at community colleges such as Puente; Umoja; Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA); Student Equity and Achievement program (SEAP), part-time faculty office hours and part-time faculty compensation. 
  • Includes funding to bolster safe spaces, learning communities, and other support services for LGBTQ+ students in the community colleges across the state. 
  • Makes former foster youth the first population to achieve “Debt free College” by expanding the Student Success Completion Grant for CCC former foster youth students and the Middle-Class Scholarship for CSU and UC former foster youth. 


YCCD Foundation News 

The Lake County Campus Wildflower walk on April 22 was a success! Over 40 participants enjoyed good company, beautiful flowers and ended at a local winery 

Upcoming Foundation Board Meeting dates are listed below. Agendas are posted in Board Docs. 

May 3 
August 2 
November 1 

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Mission Statement: Yuba Community College District provides all individuals in our diverse communities access to high-quality, affordable higher education that is responsive to student needs. Our mission is to inspire and advocate for student success through our passion and commitment to teaching, learning, and social justice. 

Vision: Our vision is to empower our students and strengthen our communities by providing equitable, student-centered learning opportunities. 


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