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Kristi Ridgway has been named dean of language arts for College of San Mateo. A faculty member in English and ESL, Kristi has served as interim dean of language arts since August 2017.

Due to the continued unhealthy air quality and projections that conditions will not significantly improve in the near future, all classes at CSM, Cañada College and Skyline College that are scheduled to begin after 4 pm today are canceled.  Additionally, all classes are canceled on Tuesday, November 20, and Wednesday, November 21, along with the pre-scheduled holiday break on Thursday and Friday.

College of San Mateo, Cañada College and Skyline College continue to be closed through November 18. The campuses are expected to reopen on Monday, November 19. San Mateo Athletic Club is open. Some events and programs not operated by the College are still taking place.

CSM has added an exciting new adjunct faculty member to its extensive roster of working artists. Pantea Karimi is a well-established artist who works in installation art, prints, virtual reality and video projection.

David Bertini, a CSM alumnus, has become Menlo Park’s new chief of police. The appointment became official on July 8, 2018, the Almanac News reported.

Tiffany previously served as the assistant principal of curriculum and instruction at Half Moon Bay High School, a position she held since 2014. She oversaw all curriculum and instructional matters at Half Moon Bay.

More than 20 CSM faculty participated in an intensive 2-1/2 day workshop in June to prepare them to teach the College One course. Participating in the workshop not only qualifies these faculty to teach the course, which is expected to grow in the coming years, but also to spread the best pedagogy across our teaching in all disciplines.

Congratulations to Dr. Ron Andrade (‘18), who successfully defended his doctoral dissertation at San Francisco State. Titled The Influence of Validation on Academic Outcomes for Oceania Community College Students, the dissertation examines the extent to which Oceania students experience validation by institutional actors on a community college campus.

President Michael Claire will be recommending Dr. Enna Trevathan to Chancellor Galatolo and to the Board of Trustees as CSM’s new Director of Nursing.

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