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Things looking good for LTCC

Jill Darby

Things are great at Lake Tahoe Community College – In fact, “the college is doing very, very well,” according to LTCC President Guy Lease.

During Lease’s state of the college address Friday, he thanked faculty members for their contributions to the school’s success.

Lease discussed demographics, as well as the instructional, student service and foundational expansions made possible through Title 3 grant monies.

“I want to offer my personal congratulations to Fred Roberts and Jeanne Proto in the Title 3 office and to all of you involved with our Title 3 project for your success in bringing so many additional resources to our campus to help our students succeed,” Lease said.

Partnership for Excellence funds also have supported growth and development at Lake Tahoe Community College, Lease said.

“Most importantly the program has allowed us to create full-time positions, both faculty and classified, which have enabled us to implement plans which have been important to us in the past, but financially out of our reach,” he said. “These funds have been allocated to the college as part of a statewide effort to improve student success as measured by very specific student outcome measures.”

Ten faculty and six classified positions have been added at the college since Title 3 and Partnership for Excellence funds came through.

Lease said it is the people at Lake Tahoe Community College who make his job so worthwhile.

“One of the reasons I am still here is the wonderful people with whom I get to work,” he said. “This has always been a place to which I wanted to come, where I enjoy my work, and a place of which I am very, very proud. I am very privileged to serve a the president of this college. I consider it the greatest honor of my life.”

Respecting fellow staff members and students is a must, according to Lease.

“Naturally, we expect you to treat each other and those whom you serve with humility and decency and fairness,” he said, addressing staff members in the audience. “We are here to serve. We are here for our students to learn.”

Lease congratulated his staff on their hard work and dedication.

“It is your commitment, your talents and your efforts that make Lake Tahoe Community College such a special place to go to school and such a rewarding place to work,” he said. “The state of the college is excellent and that is because of you. For that and much more, I thank you.”

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