SMCCCD Board of Trustees Declares Monday, June 28, 2021 as Holiday in Observance of Juneteenth

At its meeting on June 23, 2021, the San Mateo County Community College District Board of Trustees adopted Juneteenth National Independence Day as a District-recognized holiday.  Juneteenth recognizes the end of slavery in the United States.  Due to the timing of the federal action late last week creating the holiday the District was not able […]

REGISTRATION OPENS FOR NEW GREEN BUILDING CERTIFICATE

Online certificate program prepares individuals for the ICC CALGreen Inspector Plans Examiner Test and LEED Green Associate Exam San Mateo, CA May 27, 2021– Today, the San Mateo County Community College District’s Community, Continuing and Corporate Education (CCCE) division and ID360 announced the launch of the Green Building Certificate Program. The not-for-credit certificate program is […]

Employee Update on Masks Outside and In the Workplace

New CDC Mask GuidelinesThe CDC has updated its guidance on wearing masks. You do NOT need to wear a facial covering when: In personal offices and individually occupied District vehicles In shared smaller offices, District vehicles, and work spaces where ALL employees have been vaccinated Working or recreating outdoors Attending small outdoor gatherings with fully […]

Dr. Jennifer Taylor-Mendoza Named Next President of College of San Mateo

Begins new role on July 1, 2021 San Mateo, CA – San Mateo County Community College District Chancellor Michael Claire announced that he will recommend  Dr. Jennifer Taylor-Mendoza to the District’s Board of Trustees as the next president of College of San Mateo. The Board of Trustees will take formal action on Dr. Taylor-Mendoza’s appointment […]

San Mateo County Board of Supervisors Awards $2 Million Grant to Promise Scholars Program at San Mateo County Community Colleges

Grant Provides Full Scholarship for 500 Local College Students San Mateo, California – The San Mateo County Community College District announced today that the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors has funded a $2 million grant to the Promise Scholars Program at the San Mateo County Community College District. The grant pays for two years […]

Apply Now for the Promise Scholars Program!

San Mateo, California – The San Mateo County Community College District announced today that applications are now open for the Promise Scholars Program for the 2021-2022 academic year at Cañada College in Redwood City, College of San Mateo in San Mateo and Skyline College in San Bruno. The Promise Scholars Program offers up to three […]

Message from the Chancellor on California Reopening Plans

April 6, 2021 Dear SMCCCD Students, Colleagues, and Community Members, Earlier today, Governor Newsom announced a conditional plan to open all segments of California and eliminate the color tiers by June 15, including the education sector.  We do not yet know the full details of his plan and we are working to understand the requirements […]

Student/Employee Travel Advisory for Spring Break 2021

Spring Break 2021 is coming next week, and we want to remind all employees and students that the Bay Area is still under Orange shelter-in-place restrictions. These rules apply for domestic and international travel, and are consistent with guidance from the CDC, California Department of Public Health, and San Mateo County Health. Students and employees […]

Support for Our International Students from Myanmar

March 15, 2021 Dear SMCCCD Faculty and Staff:  As you may be aware, the escalating political and humanitarian crisis in Myanmar continues to create severe hardships, uncertainty and fear for the people who live there. You may also be aware that our District currently enrolls more than 50 students from Myanmar and has long had students from […]

San Mateo County Community College District Distributes more than $8 Million Directly to Students from Federal Pandemic Relief Funding

District Receives total of $13.3 million in Federal Pandemic Relief Funding to support students and respond to COVID-19 March 4, 2021 – The San Mateo County Community College District has received $13.3 million in federal relief funding from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II). Of that funding, approximately two-thirds will go directly to […]