Campus Updates 01/19/23


Hi folks! It has been a bit of a whirlwind this week with a lot of meetings and projects to work on.  I think that one of the most important items to mention here is to let you all know we did meet with Ruffalo Noel Levitz this week (as mentioned last week).  They came to campus (for free) to assess our core operations focused on enrollment. 

The RNL exit briefing was delivered yesterday before they left campus.  Their summary provided great recommendations for strategic enrollment planning, marketing and promotion, retention strategies, and other items that would have an impact on our overall operations.  Some of those suggestions have been in progress here and others will be very new for the college.  This feedback comes at a great time for us because we need to move forward with urgency and entertain a radical shift in noted practices to become more strategic, proactive, and DEI-focused to turn this trend of decreased enrollments around. 

With the last several quarters of decreased enrollments, we are not in the strongest position as a college.  We started the year within budget, but it is projected that even given the conservative budget built last year, expenditures will exceed revenues.  Our reserves are in good shape and within policy, but this downward trend in enrollment is problematic and will be even more so in the next couple of years if it does not change. We will bring multi-year projections and information to share with you at the Campus Challenges meeting next week and at the upcoming Board of Trustees meeting.  I am excited to work collaboratively with all of you to show this community what Shoreline can do to turn this around. It will take some changes in the way we do things.  With the creativity and energy of you all, I know we can do this! 

Campus Update Meeting: Campus Challenges  

Thursday, January 26, 2023; 1:30 – 3:00 PM 

In-person: Main Dining Room (#9215) – PUB (#9000)  

Join via Zoom 
(253) 215-8782 ▪ Meeting ID: 831 7342 9202 

President’s Winter Quarter 2023 Virtual Open Office Hours:

  • Tuesday, January 17, 2023; 2:30 – 3:30 PM 
  • Friday, February 17, 2023; 1:00 – 2:00 PM 
  • Thursday, March 16, 2023; 10:00 – 11:00 AM 

Winter Quarter Updates 

ctcLink Updates: 

  • Faculty Focus: Weekly Office Hours with ctcLink Faculty Lead Heather Munsell for help with all faculty-related topics. Monday 12:00pm-1:00pm, 
  • Classified Supervisors and Admin/Exempt staff are being trained in how to use available reporting tools to delve into their budgets on ctcLink. If you have questions about budgets in ctcLink, please reach out to your supervisor. 
  • If you have questions, please visit or our Support Center at 

Grants: Submit a Grant Idea 

Do you have an idea for a grant? Whether you’re ready to write a proposal or just want to brainstorm ideas, you can submit a Grant Intake Form and the Grants Office will contact you about next steps. You can also reach us at 

Human Resources 

Please join me in welcoming the following new employees who joined Shoreline Community College this week:  

  • Melanie Dixon – Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 
  • Robin Ford – Pro-Rata FTF, Library 
  • Niki Kirby – Annual FTF, Nursing Program  
  • Aaron Leonard – Program Coordinator, Nursing Program  
  • Megan Tucker – Program Specialist 3, Career Center  

Know someone who wants to join our team? Visit: Job Opportunities at Shoreline Community College 

Events and Updates 

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COVID-19 Updates   


  • For the week between January 11 and January 17, the College saw 3 positive COVID-19 cases. 


Shoreline Community College MISSION – Our Purpose 

We serve the educational, workforce, and cultural needs of our diverse students and communities. 

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