Goal 4 - Grossmont College will establish, value and promote a climate that enhances diversity, collaboration, effectiveness and student success.

  • Presented a full-year schedule of social and cultural activities through the World Arts and Cultural Organization (WACO), featuring African Storytelling, Russian Folklore, Lecture on Catherine the Great; Arabic Culture Day; and Cinco de Mayo.
  • Served more than 1500 low-income, historically underrepresented students participating in Extended Opportunities Programs and Services (EOPS) with a multi-lingual, multi-cultural team of faculty and staff.
  • Implemented the Welcome Back Project which prepares international medical graduates for roles as nurses in local communities; the Welcome Back story was produced as a DVD, which won a national first place award in the Telly Awards Competition in the non-broadcast video category.
  • Co-sponsored with WACO and the Black Student Union a presentation by Madison Davis Lacy presentation of his Emmy-winning documentary and impact of the historic 50th Anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education.
  • Hosted a debate between GC Forensics Students and a debate team from the People's Republic of China; ASGC provided organizational and financial support, which was presented to a full house in the Griffin Gate.
  • Increased the number of students participating in a student exchange with Escuela de Atlacomulco, a teacher-training institution in Mexico.
  • Representatives of the Dance department worked collaboratively with the theater and music departments in presenting the 2003 and 2004 musicals.
  • Received an Intergenerational Grant from the First Five Commission for the Child Development department to establish and supervise a program to train seniors to work with young children in campus and community preschools.
  • Established a successful student music club, Melodia, and coordinated events that involved students in the presentation of concerts and other activities for music students.
  • Conducted intensive research into the photographs and communications related to Barona and Capitan Grande at the National Archives and National Anthropological Archives in Washington DC.
  • Produced the annual Acorn Review Literary Magazine, a compilation of student developed literary entries.
  • Collaborated with Counseling Outreach staff to provide materials for high school outreach events, and coordinated multiple community outreach events.
  • Held regular meetings between the college presidents, academic senates, and other constituencies in an effort to enhance communications.
  • Provided consultation, collaboration and support of GC Foundation events, ASGC, and Counseling.
  • Edited and produced eight issues of Campus Scene and coordinated transition to alternative electronic dissemination.
  • Established a book replacement fund in collaboration with ASGC and Barnes & Noble to help students who were victims of SD County fires.
  • Provided outstanding support to faculty and staff through Word Processing, monthly Couriers, Gala, Career Expo, Dance, and Football Banquet Programs; Career Chronicle, Grapevine, and Wellness newsletters, as well as multiple tests, books, flyers, syllabi, course outlines, and curriculum.