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From the Desk of the President


July 31, 2015

Year 2, Day 1

Hello Monarch Family:

I hope this email finds some of you enjoying your vacation, some of you helping the students we hope will join us in the Fall, some of you already beginning to think about what you are going to teach those students in the Fall, and everyone else contemplating a fun weekend while working on a hot and humid Friday afternoon in July.  It is hard to believe that it was a year ago today that y’all greeted me warmly in the old administration building amid moving boxes, just days away from moving a bunch of us over into our temporary “double-wide” homes. 

As I start my second year, I want to say thank you for an amazing first year as your President.  Together, we successfully got the college reaffirmed by the ACCJC and we ended the year with a small, positive balance.  Along the way, we hosted a Board meeting, a Personnel Commission meeting, a Graduation,  an Opening Day, a Deans’ Reception, a Scholarship reception, a Winter Wonderland extravaganza, a Staff Development Day, and two ground-breakings and a ribbon-cutting, just to name a few of the wonderful events we do at LAVC.  Personally, I over-came some of my technology challenges by entering the Twitter world and used it not only as a vehicle to let folks know what I am doing, but more importantly, to celebrate what all of you are doing at the many events I attended.

Year 2 at LAVC promises to be equally exciting and challenging.  During this year, we will celebrate the opening of the ATF, the new athletic fields, the new Student Union, and the return of parking lot G.  We will also have the unveiling of Kent Twitchell’s “Freeway Lady” mural and the ground-breaking for the Valley Academic and Cultural Center. Oh, and along the way, we will also complete our self-evaluation and host a large visiting team from the ACCJC March 7-10, 2016, not to mention all the other amazing work that you all do every day to serve students and our community.

So, thank you for a fabulous year!  I am looking forward to seeing the classified staff at the “Classified Staff Appreciation Picnic” on Tuesday, August 18th (details to follow) and the faculty at Opening Day on Thursday, August 27th!  I will send out times for my office hours beginning in September….all are welcome and the candy is waiting!

Enjoy the rest of the summer and remember that y’all are what makes LAVC awesome!


Dr. Erika Endrijonas
Los Angeles Valley College

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