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New Cañada College head aims to share same opportunities which benefited her

New Cañada College head aims to share same opportunities which benefited her
July 30, 2016, 05:00 AM ByAustin WalshDaily
The appointment of Jamillah Moore as the new Cañada College president is a testament to the power of her long-standing belief in the power of accessible public education, she said. The San Mateo County Community College District Board of Trustees selected Moore to serve as head of the Redwood City school last month, in the wake of an intensive search which included nearly 50 education officials from across the nation.
As Moore looks toward the first class bell ringing in August under her tenure, she said she greatly anticipates beginning the next chapter of her long career in public education. “This is an environment where I can continue to do good work,” she said. “We have students with high potential and low resources, and I want to continue to provide them with opportunities.” Moore said the nearly 25 years she has dedicated to working in higher education is due …

What's Happening at Cañada: Week of October 24, 2016

Week of October 24, 2016
October 25
Cañada Women’s Soccer vs Ohlone College
Cañada College 4 p.m.
Cheer on the Colts as they take on Ohlone College!

October 26
University Visit: Grand Canyon University
The Grove 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Come meet representatives from Grand Canyon University.

Halloween Celebration with the Library
Upper Lawn Noon-2 p.m.
The Cañada College Library will host mocktails, pumpkin carving, and button making. All are welcome to enjoy spooky refreshments, customized Halloween buttons and learn more about Library resources!


STEM Speaker Series - “A Man-Made Earthquake Surge in the Central US
Building 6, Room 101/102 5-6 p.m.
Learn about earthquakes caused by human activity.  Featured speaker is Justin Rubinstein, a Research Geophysicist at the US Geological Survey in Menlo Park.
October 27
Halloween & Dia De Los Muertos
The Grove 9 a.m.-1 p.m. & 7-8 p.m.
Join Student Senate for the biggest party of the semester! Costume contests, music, games, food, and more! Be sure to bring your Ca…

Exploring New Pathways to College Completion

Exploring new pathways to college completion
By Lande Ajose, Harry LeGrande, Jamillah Moore and Wm. Gregory Sawyer | October 18, 2016

Lande Ajose, The Opportunity Institute
While, society widely accepts the importance and value of higher education as a public good, fewer than 40 percent of our nation’s undergraduates complete a college degree within six years, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. This reality places pressure on college campuses to improve time to completion for their students. Addressing the lengthy six-year timeline begins with a broad focus on increasing college completion rates. According to a report by California Competes, California needs to produce 11.9 million degrees – inclusive of bachelor’s degrees, associate’s degrees, and one- and two-year certificates – by 2025 to remain economically competitive. Currently, however, the state is slated to produce only 9.5 million degrees, resulting in a degree gap of 2.4 million.

Harry LeGrande, UC Berkel…