Campus Budget Questions as of January 16

Dear Colleague,

Here are the responses to the latest set of budget questions, which includes questions from the end of December and beginning of January.

You are welcome to submit budget-related questions, comments, and suggestions any time via the online feedback form as well as physical comment boxes in the following locations:

  • FOSS 3rd Floor Break Room (Room 5325)
  • PUB 2nd floor Break Room (Room 9212)
  • 2800 Building (Math & Science Main Office-Reception Desk)
  • 2300 Building (Health Occupations Break Room-#2340)
  • Library Main Desk (4200 Floor)

Please also mark your calendar for next week’s Campus Budget Meeting on Thursday, January 23 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. In the PUB (Bldg 9000) Main Dining Room.

Respectfully,

Cheryl Roberts, Ed.D.
President
Office of the President

Board of Trustees Study Session (3:00 PM) & Regular Meeting (4:30 PM)-Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The Board of Trustees will hold its regular meeting on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 4:30 PM. A study session is scheduled to precede the regular meeting at 3:00 PM. Both meetings will take place in room 9215 (the “Main Dining Room”) in building 9000 (the “PUB”).

The January 22 meeting packet will be posted as soon as it is available to: https://www.shoreline.edu/about-shoreline/board/meeting-packets-2018.aspx

Passing of TSS Director Gary Kalbfleisch

Dear Colleague,

It is with great sadness that I inform the campus community that Technology Support Services (TSS) Director, Gary Kalbfleisch, passed away yesterday. Gary was a long-standing employee, having been first hired in 1990 as a classroom technician at the Northshore branch of the College.

His exceptional technical skills were quickly recognized and he eventually became Director of TSS. He architected the IT network and systems we all use today. Statewide, he worked collaboratively with many colleges to implement a code-sharing agreement that was signed by every institution. The agreement allows any software written at any college, to be shared with the other colleges at no charge.

Above all, Gary had a true commitment to the College’s mission and to his employees. He would tell any new employee that he had two rules: “customer service and no surprises.” This meant that employees should always be focused on serving students and the campus community and if something were to go wrong, to tell him right away so the work on making it right could start immediately.

His passing is a loss for us all. We will continue to support our colleagues in TSS during this very tender time.

With caring thoughts,

Cheryl Roberts, Ed.D.
President
Office of the President

Food trucks on campus to begin on Tuesday, January 21

Due to inclement weather, we have a new kick-off date for food trucks on campus.

Starting Tuesday, January 21, SeattleFoodTruck.com will rotate food trucks on campus weekly. There will be 2 food trucks on campus each week, Monday – Friday, from 11am – 2pm. The trucks will be located outside the PUB building. SeattleFoodTruck.com provides us the opportunity to offer a rotation of hot food options to supplement Avanti Market’s grab-n-go choices.

You may preview upcoming food truck schedules here:  https://www.seattlefoodtruck.com/schedule/shoreline-community-college

To keep these food trucks on campus, there will need to be enough business generated for them to be profitable, so please spread the word to others to use this great option for hot food offerings!

Men’s and Women’s Soccer Update

Dear Colleague,

As part of the College’s holistic budget review process, Shoreline’s Men’s and Women’s Soccer Teams have been identified for potential discontinuation in fall 2020. In order to avoid significant penalties and comply with regulations, we were required to provide early notification to the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) of our intention to withdraw these two teams.

While a final determination about the status of these teams will not be made until the end of January, NWAC shared this information with their member schools before we were able to notify our internal constituents of the potential change. We are now engaged in conversations with our coaches and student athletes, and a final decision about the continuation of these teams will be made once the 2020-21 budget is presented to the Board of Trustees. Further updates will be shared with the campus in the coming weeks.

Respectfully,
Cheryl Roberts, Ed.D.
President