Associated Students: Student Services Center is getting a redesign

The meeting began with Dean Rebecca Cobb announcing that the Student Services Center is getting a redesign. PCC President Dr. Vurdien has allocated $1,000,000 towards the project, which is not quite enough to fund it fully. The design is said to be comparable to the Apple Store, with a comfortable waiting area, computers and printers for students to use, a coffee spot, and guided pathways, to get students to the correct department. The project is slated to begin in spring of next year, during which …

Academic Senate to support the lancer pantry

Special guest Vice President Dr. Terry Giugni presented a “vision for success” and a new “student-centered funding formula” for Pasadena City College. Highlights include increasing the number of degrees and certificates, increasing transfers to both UC and CSU institutions, decreasing the average number of units to earn an associates degree, as well as reducing equity and achievement gaps for students of all demographics. Funding would be based on enrollments and school sites, supplemental allocations (counts of low-income students), and the success of students attending PCC.