A Message From Our Chancellor:
The West Hills Community College District is known as one of the most innovative and student-centered community college districts in the state.
Our faculty and staff are tenacious, and we persevere even in the worst of times. So, in 2021-22, despite the uncertainty presented by a global pandemic, we remained steadfast in our commitment to our students. We returned to in-person instruction and support services because we knew that our students, without the luxury of high-speed internet, an adequate place to study without interruption, sufficient food, or access to mental health services, would certainly struggle. We rolled up our sleeves and implemented daily health screenings, face masks, and other safety protocols so we could safely be there for our students.
Our students’ appreciation was overwhelmingly positive, and many of them said that they would not have returned to school if we had not been there to welcome them back. It is their appreciation, their stories of perseverance and triumph, and their successes that fill our cups and give us a renewed sense of HOPE.
I am proud that our programs and support services including apprenticeships, support for single parents, military transition services, high school dual enrollment, scholarships, financial aid, food pantries, and others that help students achieve their goals. Our faculty and staff change lives, and our alumni are making significant contributions to their communities and around the globe.
This year’s West Hills Community College District magazine is about this renewed sense of HOPE with a focus on being:
- Humble knowing that we are stewards of hope and always striving to do better for our students and our communities
- Optimistic that our students will achieve their dreams and create better lives for themselves and their families
- Passionate about what we do and relentless in our pursuit of student success
- Educators who guide students to become resourceful analytical people with a quest for life-long learning
Enjoy this edition of our magazine. Our students’ inspiring stories give us all hope for a brighter future!
You can take a look at our latest issue in our online magazine blog
Printed copies are available on each campus and at the district office.