August 27, 2015
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Welcome to the President's Bulletin!

This publication has been developed to share Coastline news and events. We welcome submissions by faculty and staff.

The President’s Bulletin is produced in collaboration with Dr. Loretta P. Adrian, President and Coastline’s Marketing and Public Relations Department.

Please email Nhadira Johnson, Director of Marketing and PR at

Welcome the Coastline Fall Semester! 

We start the new school year with exciting news: 
  • Coastline's completion rates continue to improve, both in the general funded side of the house and Military/Contract Education.  
  • CCC Degrees awarded increased 24.5% from the previous year to 1870;  Certificates awarded increased by 30% from the previous year to 745.  
  • The course success rate in military and contract education remain high and has improved slightly from 80% in 2013-14 to 81.7 % in 2014-15.
Go Coastline!

Coastline Receives CISSE Award

In Photo (Lt to Rt): Dr. Leonard T. Reinsfelder, Associate Director for Education and Training at NSA, Dean Nancy Jones, President Lori Adrian,  Coastline Instructor Mike Warner, Lynne Clark, NSA, Jacqueline Sullivan, DHS, and VP of Instruction, Vince Rodriguez.

Coastline is proud to be the first Community College in California to receive a CISSE award for being designated as a Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense for two year institutions, and the 4th college in the nation.
As part of this prestigious designation, Coastline will be joining Whatcom Community College as one of the first community colleges in the nation to earn this new National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security designation. 
Coastline provides students with access to IA/Cybersecurity experts, and has established transfer agreements with 4-year institutions that offer a concentration in IA/Cybersecurity.  

Congratulations, Coastline!

Welcome Coastline Instructor, Erin Johnson

Erin Johnson is Coastline's newest full-time faculty member in psychology. Erin has more than 10 years of direct teaching and social science research experience. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Communication with an emphasis in Organizational Training and Development from Saint Louis University. She also has a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from California State University Dominguez Hills, where she studied Adult Education Methodology.

Erin began her career teaching public speaking courses at Saint Louis University. The majority of her teaching experience is in the discipline of psychology and she has taught a host of psychology courses at El Camino College Compton Center and the College of the Canyons. Erin has taught Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Physiological Psychology, Research Methods, Learning and Behavior, Personal Growth and Adjustment, Human Sexuality, Lifespan Development, and Multicultural Psychology. 

In addition to her teaching endeavors, Erin has extensive experience in social science research. She was responsible for coordinating and implementing data collection and management plans for qualitative and quantitative research designs at the RAND Corporation, California State University Dominguez Hills, AIDS Project Los Angeles, Shields for Families, Inc., University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Charles Drew University and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles –University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.  

We are pleased to welcome Instructor Johnson to the Coastline Family!

Welcome Coastline Counselor, Amy Evangelista

Amy Evangelista is one of two full-time counselors joining Coastline this fall. Amy has more than 7 years of experience in higher education, which include working in Counseling, Student Services, and District Information Technology.  
Amy earned her A.A. in Sociology from El Camino Community College, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from California State University, Long Beach and a Master of Science Degree in Counseling from University of La Verne. 
After graduating with her Master’s Degree in Counseling, Amy worked as a counselor at the University of California, Irvine for the School of Humanities.  Amy’s past positions include Associate Registrar at Whittier College, and consultant for Degree Works.  Amy came to the Coast College District in 2013 as the Program Support Specialist for Degree Works and provided support to all three colleges within the District.  She has also worked as an Adjunct Counselor for Coastline and Golden West College, supporting students in general counseling.
As a graduate from Community College, Amy believes she would not be where she is today, had it not been for her Community College Counselor, and the support and encouragement she received when first attending college in her mid-twenties, while working full time.  Amy is very passionate about providing counseling services to Coastline students to help them achieve their personal and educational goals.
We are honored to welcome Amy to the Coastline Family!

Coastline Students Get a Complimentary T-shirt

Inform students about our special offer of a FREE Coastline T-shirt designed for Coastliners by Coastliners!

Fall Enrollment Update

The Fall Semester is Here!  

Are you ready?

Coastline holds steady enrollment numbers for the fall semester. We currently have an 
unduplicated headcount of 12,545 and total enrollments are up by almost 1,000. Overall, we are showing an 8.9% growth in FTES from the same time last year.

Compare 2015 with 2014:
Fall 2015      26,278
Fall 2014      25,286

Enrollment numbers, especially the number of Full-Time Equivalent Students (FTES), will keep changing until census date. Retention of enrolled students is crucial. Our Vice President of Instruction, Dr. Vince Rodriguez, will send updates on enrollment. 

Let's make it a great semester for our students!

Student Education Plan (SEP)

The Counseling Department is set to hold two Student Education Plan (SEP) Workshops! 
Coastline Counselor, Amy Evangelista, will be available to assist students.

September 2, 2015
Le-Jao Center 
Room 213

September 8, 2015
Le-Jao Center
Room 213

Students can reserve a spot in the workshop by contacting the
Counseling Department at 714-241-6162.
For more information about the services that the Counseling Office offers click here

Student Services on Writing a Personal Statement

The Transfer Center hosted a personal statement writing workshop for Coastline students on August 5th and 6th. 

The workshop provided students with one-on-one appointments to assist them with writing their personal statements for University and Private school applications.

To stay up to date with events and workshops that the Transfer Center hosts click here

For more information, email

TEACh3 Program

Learn about the Teach3 Program
Students considering a career in teaching and/or are in need of CEUs should check out Coastline Community College's TEACh3 program by following this link: CLICK HERE

Program Update:
Coastline's AA-T Elementary Education has been submitted to Sacramento for approval. Stay tuned for future updates!

Summer Institute 2015

This year's Summer Institute provided the ultimate learning experience for faculty members and staff. 

This 2015 institute featured "The Canvas Experience," "Course Quality and Readiness," and "Seaport To Canvas-Sandbox Time," for all Coastline faculty members.

Classified staff enjoyed sessions on "," Microsoft Tips & Tricks," "ADA Compliance~It's The Law," and the "Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act."

CCCD Board of Trustees President, Dr. Lorraine Prinsky was in attendance (every year since the Summer Institute began), along with President Lori Adrian and Vice President Vince Rodriguez.

Classified Senate President, Mark Worden instructed several institute sessions, which ranged from to Accessibility. "I'm pleased to contribute to the Summer Institute, says Mark Worden." It is an important event that really brings Coastliners together for a great purpose--strengthening what we do for our students."

Congratulations to Judy Garvey, Bob Nash, and the entire Distance Learning team for their hard work and dedication in hosting another wonderful Summer Institute!

2015 Managers Retreat

The Coastline Management Team attended a two-day Professional Development Retreat on July 21-22nd at the Temecula Creek Inn. The retreat brought all managers together to build a leadership team that is focused on promoting student access, success, and entrepreneurship. 

The two-day schedule included a lively discussion on strengths finders, team building, leadership, and planning. The Strengths Finder workshop was presented by District Human Resources Director, Crystal Crane. On the final day of the retreat, managers enjoyed a presentation from the chancellor of Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, Dr. Cindy L. Miles, on "Reframing Organizations" and organizational change. She also facilitated an open dialog on leadership challenges, responsibilities, and opportunities. During the retreat, managers created department plans inspired by innovations presented in “Redesigning American Community Colleges.”

All managers prepared for the dynamic retreat by reading two books entitled, Reframing Organizations by Lee G. Bolman & Terrance E. Deal and Redesigning America's Community Colleges, by Thomas R. Bailey, Shanna Smith Jaggars, and Davis Jenkins.

It was a successful retreat, bringing all managers together for the good of enhancing Coastline's student success initiatives.

Congratulations to President Lori!

Gerontology Annual Networking Event

The Gerontology Annual Networking event will be held 

September 1st
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Newport Beach Center
Get the chance to connect with students, alumni, faculty and employers in the field of aging! An Expert Panel will discuss “Bridging the Gap Between Formal & Informal Caregiving Resources.”

There will be employer tables for information sharing and job recruitment. Get the chance to mingle with people with similar interests, and t
ake advantage of the opportunity to meet faculty members from Coastline and other professionals in the field. 

Walk for Brain Injury Awareness

As pictured above: The 2014 Annual Walk.

The Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Program is set to host their 10th Year Celebration - Walk For Brain Injury Awareness!
Huntington Central Park
October 24, 2015
Registration begins at 8:00am
Walk begins at 9:00am

Participants will enjoy a light breakfast and warm-up before heading out on the 1.5 mile path through Huntington Central Park in Huntington Beach. Afterward, attendees will meet in the Brain Pavilion to enjoy post-walk festivities.

Registration is only $25 per walker, which includes breakfast and an event t-shirt. Well socialized dogs are welcome. Rain or shine, the walk will go on!

*We will keep you informed when registration is open for the 2015 Walk. 

Stay up to date with the Chancellor's News Brief

The most recent news brief is available for August 21, 2015. 

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