Chancellor’s Newsletter – November 2023

District Office News 

President Delgado Honored as the 2023 Board President 
The Board recognized President Delgado for serving as Chair of the Board for 2023. We appreciate his leadership and dedicated support for student success and educational excellence! 

Special Topics Zoom Series 
The next session titled “The Future of Distance Education at YCCD” will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, December 12, 2023 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. 

On the Special Topics Zoom Series website you can find schedules and Zoom links, feedback form, and recordings of previous presentations.
Chancellor’s Open Door  
As a reminder, Chancellor Pan will be on campus, monthly, to meet and interact with faculty, staff, and students who would like to stop by during the “Open Door” period. Below are the upcoming dates/times. No appointment is necessary.  

Woodland Community College, Academic Senate Office

Thursday, December 7, 2023

From 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 


Yuba College, VIA Zoom  

Wednesday, December 20, 2023 

From 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Sutter County Center, District Office – Chancellor’s Office 

Friday, December 8, 2023 

From 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 


Lake County Campus, Location TBD 

Monday, December 11, 2023 

From 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 


Board Meeting  
The next Board Meeting will be held on Thursday, December 14, 2023 at Yuba College – Flavors Building. For more information on Board Meetings, agendas, and how to view meetings via Zoom, visit the Board Docs website: 


District Closure 

December 22, 2023 through January 1, 2024
Happy Holidays! 



Yuba College News 

Yuba College Theatre’s production of “Night of the Living Dead” was featured on Good Day Sacramento. You can watch the recording of it here:

Students and employees, led by the Veterans Resource Center, walked in the November 11th Marysville Veterans Day Parade. The event is a great way for the community to pay tribute to our Veterans! 


Happenings Around The College 

12/8: YC Fall Semester Open House, All Employees Invited, 10 am to Noon, President’s Conference Room 
12/8: Fire Academy Graduation, YC-Marysville Theatre, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
12/9: Women’s Basketball vs. American River College 
12/9: Men’s Basketball vs. American River College 
12/12: Tuesday Noon Recital Series, YC-Marysville, Building 200 
12/13: Nursing Pinning Ceremony, YC-Marysville Theatre, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Full Yuba College sports schedules are linked here.  


Woodland Community College News 

A big THANK YOU to Lake County Campus who hosted the November Board Meeting. The Board heard a great presentation from Chef Robert Cabreros on the Culinary Arts Program, complete with cupcakes for everyone in attendance! 


Fiscal Update

Yuba Community College Receives A+ Credit Rating From S&P 
Yuba Community College District’s rating with S&P was upgraded to A+ from A based on their most recent review for 2011 Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds.  The district demonstrates a robust financial and enterprise profile characterized by solid operations, a healthy tax base, and recent enrollment challenges, stemming from the pandemic, are stabilizing, and exhibiting growth. Despite changes in management, the district maintains financial stability and has enhanced financial management practices, positively influencing its credit rating outlook. While physical risks exist, stringent building codes mitigate them, and the district has implemented robust cybersecurity measures. Social and governance factors are considered neutral. In summary, the Yuba Community College District exemplifies resilient financial management, prioritizing fiscal stability and prudent financial practices, even amid enrollment fluctuations and management transitions, contributing to its favorable credit rating. The credit rating assigned by Standard & Poor’s (S&P) to a government agency, commonly known as a credit rating, holds considerable significance for various reasons: 

Creditworthiness Evaluation: S&P’s rating serves as an impartial evaluation of the government agency’s creditworthiness. It provides investors, creditors, and the general public with an indication of the agency’s capacity to fulfill its financial commitments, such as repaying debt, including bonds and loans. 

Borrowing Costs: A higher credit rating from S&P generally translates to lower borrowing costs for the government agency. A robust rating implies reduced risk, making the agency’s debt more appealing to investors. Consequently, this can lead to decreased interest rates when the agency issues bonds or secures loans, potentially resulting in cost savings for taxpayers. 

Investor Confidence: A favorable rating boosts investor confidence in the government agency by signaling financial stability and a strong history of meeting financial obligations. This attractiveness can broaden the investor base, increasing demand for the agency’s debt securities. 

Financial Planning and Budgeting: Credit ratings are crucial for the financial planning and budgeting of the government agency. A robust rating allows for more predictable budgeting, as lower interest expenses contribute to cost savings. Conversely, a weaker rating may necessitate additional budget allocations to cover higher interest costs. 

Public Trust and Reputation: A high credit rating enhances public trust in the financial management of the government agency, reflecting sound fiscal policies and responsible financial stewardship. 


Foundation News 

Giving Tuesday isn’t quite over; if you are interested in donating to the Foundation, please see this link: 


  1. Board Policies & Administrative Procedures Recently Updated

The policies below all had minor or no updates as a result of the five-year cycle review. Necessary updates to all the policies listed will be completed in Board Docs. 

No Updates  
Administrative Procedure 2105 – Election of Student Member(s)  
Administrative Procedure 2015 – Student Member  
Administrative Procedure 2360 – Minutes  
Administrative Procedure 2710 – Conflict of Interest  
Administrative Procedure 2610 – Presentation of Initial Collective Bargaining Proposals  
Administrative Procedure 2510 – Participation in Local Decision-Making  
Administrative Procedure 2434 – Media Protocols  
Administrative Procedure 2365 – Recording  

Minor Updates  
Administrative Procedure 2410 – Development and Revisions of Administrative Procedures: Updated to add clear language on review process 
Administrative Procedure 2434 – Media Protocols: Updated language for clarity, updated campus titles, and position titles 
Administrative Procedure 2345 – Public Participation at Board Meetings: Updated language for clarity  
Administrative Procedure 2735 – Board Member Travel: Updated to include mileage reimbursement language for student trustees 
Administrative Procedure 3580 – Flag At Half Staff: Updated title for Chancellor and include “or designee” and added language to clarify what half-staff means 
Board Policy 3580 – Flag At Half Staff: Updated to add inclusive pronouns 


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