Articles Posted in the " Governance " Category

  • Trustees Place Measure J on November Ballot; Campaign Underway

    Voters in the District will decided on the bond, which would provide for the renovation of SEM, FA, other Master Plan projects. The North Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees voted unanimously on July 22, 2014 to place...


  • Campus Community Invited to Review District Mission and Vision

    Campus Community Invited to Review District Mission and Vision

    According to the 2012 NOCCCD Integrated Planning Manual, fall 2014 is the semester in which we engage the entire District community in a meaningful process of a substantive review of the District’s Mission, Vision, and Values Statements. Before I outline...


  • 16,071 Students Enrolled at Cypress College for 2014 Fall Semester

    16,071 Students Enrolled at Cypress College for 2014 Fall Semester

    The College continues to operate at near-historic efficiency levels, with a census-date fill rate of 95%. Cypress College is serving 16,071 students this semester, based on the unduplicated head count as of the term’s first-census date. The number represents the...


  • ‘Spark New Ideas,’ Dr. Simpson Tells Employees at Opening Day

    A summer trip to Yellowstone National Park results in “advice from nature” and inspirational messages shared by the President. Opening Day featured a presentation by Cypress police officials about preparing for and responding to an active shooter situation. The sobering...


  • Enrollment, FTES Projections Shared at Opening Day

    Cypress College plans to increase enrollment by 5% this academic year, the first significant growth since the state economic downturn began restricting funding late last decade. Executive Vice President Santanu Bandyopadhyay discussed the College’s enrollment plans during last Friday’s Opening...


  • Budget Outlook Brighter than 2013-14; M&O Projects Completed

    Vice President Karen Cant delivered her most-upbeat Opening Day budget presentation since moving into her current role in 2007. The best news: there are no budget cuts for the 2014-2015 academic year. Other highlights: Access (growth) 2.75% (NOCCD target is...


  • Accreditation, Strategic Plan Top IR & P Discussion List at Opening Day Meeting

    Phil Dykstra, the College’s Director of Institutional Research and Planning, reported at Opening Day that Cypress College’s 2014 mid-term accreditation report was accepted by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges this summer. Approval of the document closes the...


  • Planning in Progress for Celebration of College’s 50th Anniversary in 2015-2016

    Cypress College’s 50th anniversary celebration will focus on three primary audiences: the campus community; alumni and retirees; and the local community. Raúl Alvarez, the Executive Director of the Foundation and Community Relations, said during the Opening Day meeting that an...


  • Student Members Sought for CA Community College Board of Governors

    Student Members Sought for CA Community College Board of Governors

    The California Community College system’s Board of Governors is seeking student members to serve on the board in a non-voting capacity. Successful candidates will be appointed to the position by Governor Brown. The following information was provided by the state...


  • @Cypress Newsletter for March 28, 2014

    Here is the @Cypress Newsletter from Cypress College President Bob Simpson, for the week ending March 28, 2014. This week’s headlines: April 15 District Purchasing Deadline Approaching Computer or media-related items must be submitted to Academic Computing by April 7 to...