CSM leaders — a coalition of administration, faculty, staff, and student representatives from the Institutional Planning Committee (IPC), Academic Senate, and Classified Senate and the Associated Students — met for a retreat at the Cañada Vista clubhouse on Friday, March 16. Led by Academic Senate Chair Jeramy Wallace and Classified Senate President Fauzi Hamadeh, the theme of the leadership meeting was “Creating a Vision for CSM.” It included how best to serve students going forward in a new era for the College. Leaders engaged in rich discussions about equity, student concerns, and challenges, as well as brainstorming workshops on how best to tackle opportunities and challenges moving forward. There were also presentations by PRIE and President Claire opened a discussion on what CSM is doing now to promote its vision. The retreat was a first of its kind in recent history, and was well-received by its attendees. The leaders all agreed that more of this type of collaborative effort will be helpful in the future.