On October 16, College of San Mateo was honored with a visit from members of the California Community Colleges Board of Governors. Board President Tom Epstein, Board Member Kevin Holl, and Student Representative Colm Fitzgerald spent the day meeting with College leadership groups. A wide range of students, faculty, staff, and administration was able to speak openly with the board members about the implementation of key initiatives such as AB 705, guided pathways, the Strong Workforce initiative, Vision for Success, and student aid.

Board of Governors members tour CSM

CSM Ambassadors give a tour to BOG President Tom Epstein and Student BOG member Colm Fitzpatrick

The full day of discussions included:

• SMCCCD Board members, Interim Chancellor and CSM administrators

• Faculty Senate

• Institutional Planning Committee

• Associated Students of CSM

• Classified Staff Senate

President Epstein noted that he visits California Community Colleges regularly. This was his 48th college visit since joining the Board of Governors in 2014.