Chancellor’s Newsletter – September 2023

District Office News 

Special Topics Zoom Series 

To enhance District-wide communication and engagement with college and District leaders, the Chancellor’s Office is pleased to host the Special Topics Zoom Series during the 2023-2024 Academic Year. The Special Topics Zoom Series may look like the traditional virtual Town Halls, but they will be organized in a new format. 

The next session titled ‘Why Cyber Security Matters to You?’ will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, October 10 from 2:30-3:30 p.m.  

On the Special Topics Zoom Series website you can find schedules and Zoom links, a feedback form, and recordings of previous presentations.  

Chancellor’s Open Door  

As a reminder, Chancellor Pan will be on campus to meet and interact with faculty, staff, and students who would like to stop by during the “Open Door” period. Below are the October dates/times. No appointment is necessary.  


Woodland Community College, Academic Senate Office 

Thursday, October 5, 2023  

From 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 


Yuba College, Staff Lounge 

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 

From 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Lake County Campus, Room 211

Monday, October 23, 2023

From 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 


District Office, Chancellor’s Office

Thursday, October 26, 2023

From 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


In the News 

The article below was sent and published by local media outlets.  

Woodland Community College and Yuba College play a critical role in our regional economy. The colleges provide pathways for transfer to four-year higher educational institutions and ensure there continues to be highly trained students available to enter our regional workforce.  

Both colleges offer robust transfer and Career and Technical (CTE) programs including degrees and certificates in Administration of Justice, Agriculture, Business, Culinary Arts, Early Childhood Education, Nursing, Psychology, and Veterinary Technology.  

To support students in achieving their educational goals and to encourage enrollment, Yuba Community College District (YCCD) awarded over $17 million dollars of financial aid during the last academic year. This financial support is critical for our students. A recent College Scorecard analysis notes that “YCCD institution’s strong combination of graduation rate performance in the face of elevated student poverty rates, as well as their ability to prepare graduates who can earn disproportionately high wages for their home counties, illustrates these intuition’s contributions to economic mobility in northern California.”  

Statewide California Community Colleges experienced a steep decline in enrollment during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, losing approximately 300,000 students or an 18 percent drop in enrollment. YCCD colleges also experienced a similar decline, dropping 19 percent from 2019-2020 pre-pandemic enrollments.  

To address the decline, Woodland Community College and Yuba College, implemented a number of strategies to increase enrollments including, increased marketing, outreach, and engagement, expanded dual enrollment offerings, focused outreach to older students who have some college or an interest in upskilling, targeted re-engagement to students who departed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and updated scheduling processes to better align program needs and student demand. 

This work began to positively impact enrollments during the fall 2022 semester, which was the first semester the district began to see an increase in enrollments. Our preliminary fall 2023 enrollment data indicates that the positive enrollment trend is continuing with an 8 percent increase in year-over-year enrollments. Both Yuba College and Woodland Community College offer a variety of late-start classes in face-to-face and online modalities for anyone interested in taking classes this fall. 


Yuba College News 

The first “Pizza with the President” took place on September 11 and was a huge success. The event allowed the students to come, eat pizza and provide feedback on various topics around the campus. The information gathered will be considered in future decisions.  

On September 15 Yuba College held its first “You Need to Know Breakfast” and had 20 guests in attendance from around the community. Attendees provided feedback on Yuba College’s progress in responding to the community’s six themes in the District’s strategic plan and then discussed the Athletics Capital Campaign.  

Yuba College’s Student Services Leadership Team hosted the annual Transfer Fair and had more than 1,000 students in attendance. Transfer Fair gives students the opportunity to meet with representatives from different colleges and universities and to learn about various options. 


Happenings around the college 

  • Oct. 4: Volleyball vs. College of Marin 
  • Oct. 5: Our Students, Our Stories, Hosted by Puente, Room 201, 1 – 2:15 pm 
  • Oct. 10: Men’s Soccer vs. College of Marin 
  • Oct. 11: Volleyball vs. Mendocino College 
  • Oct. 13: Men’s Soccer @ Woodland College 
  • Oct. 14: Football vs. DeAnza College 
  • Oct. 19: Yuba College Scholarship Celebration (Fundraising Event) 
  • Oct. 25: Professional Development Day – No Classes

Full Yuba College sports schedules are linked here.  


Woodland Community College News 

Soccer has begun! Cheer on the Eagles at one of the games, schedules linked here.

The new Woodland Community College Performing Arts Facility is near completion! On September 14 a group toured the building for a special sneak-peek into the project.  


—– We are hiring! Visit our hiring webpage for more information. —–


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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