Cradle to Graduation - Critical Community Connections With Dr. Robert Garza, president, Palo Alto College

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Today’s episode is brought to you by CCCSE. For 20 years, CCCSE has delivered “aha” moments about the community college student experience based on insights that matter.

As part of our CCCSE series on community college leadership, your host Ralph Newell sits down for a one-on-one with the president of Palo Alto College, Dr. Robert Garza.

Tune in as Dr. Robert Garza speaks to the power of strong community ties in his mission to meet the ever-changing needs of college-bound students amidst the pandemic.

From being at the forefront of online learning to re-engaging at-risk students, learn more about Dr. Robert Garza's mission to have kids in the Palo Alto community saying, “I've been going to college my entire life.”

KEY POINTS:

●    “Pizza With The President” - a student forum and personal history
●     Bringing awareness to all resources available to students
●     Distance education during COVID-19

●     Is there a learning loss coming back into the classroom post-pandemic?
●     What is the Educate South Initiative?

QUOTABLES:

“As a community college, you have to be nimble and really swim through the river, I guess you could say, and every now and then, you're gonna get hit by a wave and just be able to pivot.”

OTHER RESOURCES:

Office of the President | Alamo Colleges

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Race-Centric Equity Initiatives with Dr. Eboni Zamani-Gallaher, Director of the Office for Community College Research and Leadership | Diverse: Issues In Higher Education (diverseeducation.com)

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