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This year’s Flex Day included most of the faculty and staff at CSM. The day’s first session was opened by representatives of Escala (Spanish for “striving”), a consortium of higher education consultants who are committed personally and professionally to increasing the retention and graduation rates of underrepresented students in higher education.

On Wednesday, March 14, students, faculty, staff, and administrators from CSM joined people across the country in coming together to show solidarity with the victims of the Parkland high school massacre and to make a statement against gun violence.

CSM recently completed its annual survey of satisfaction levels of its students, faculty and staff. Once again, results are overwhelmingly positive: satisfaction levels range from 84 percent – 100 percent for students, staff, and faculty and administrators.

President Mike Claire announced the appointment of Dr. Hilary Goodkind, who has worked with CSM as a consultant, as Interim Dean of Planning, Research, and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE), as of December 4.

President Claire welcomed the attendees and stated that housing is major concern for students, faculty and staff. Don Horsley, San Mateo County Board President, opened the program, and an introduction was done by Michael Lane, HLC Board President, followed by a keynote address by Steven Sust, Child Psychiatry Co-Chief Fellow at Stanford.

CSM Ethnic Studies Professor David Palaita joins Robert Handa on Asian Pacific America to discus the development and growth of Pacific Islander courses at CSM and City College of San Francisco.

Mike Galisatus leads a double life. By day, he’s Director of Bands at the College of San Mateo. By night, he’s an esteemed jazz trumpeter. He leads the Mike Galisatus Big Band, which plays Angelica’s in Redwood City on Sunday.

Picturing the Presidio is a multi-faceted public art installation by photographer Lyle Gomes, presented in partnership with the Presidio Trust.

A love of language, her students and teaching have kept Teeka James, union leader for the local community colleges, at College of San Mateo for 17 years.

For Ramirez, the emergence of Latin rock and the widely popular debut of Santana was a defining moment of acceptance for his culture.