Guests at the State of the College meeting raise their hands in response to Tod A. Burnett asking how many of them attended Saddleback College as students. (Saddleback College President’s Gaucho Gazette)
Dr. Tod A. Burnett, Saddleback’s president, was the primary host of this year’s annual State of the College. Burnett spent much of the event going over a report regarding future plans and priorities for Saddleback College for the 2015-16 academic years.
Much of the information covered came directly from a report Burnett released on Aug. 12.
“To continue our quest for excellence, the college will be spending a great deal of time and resources over the coming year on a few key areas including economic and workforce development, student success, enrollments and facilities,” said Burnett.
Burnett discussed these areas in depth and the top 10 projects associated with them are highlighted in the report. These include plans to update student services, disaster preparedness training and improving enrollments.
Other speakers included Dr. John Jaramillo, Dean of Business Science and Economic and Workforce Development, and Israel Dominguez, Director of Economic and Workforce Development. Both provided an update on the school’s economic and workforce development plan.