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On January 12, Crafton Hills College held an all-campus in-service day for employees to kick off the spring 2023 semester.

CHC alumna and SBCCD Board Chair Dr. Stephanie Houston began the program by highlighting the impact Crafton employees have on students. Houston briefly shared her personal experiences at Crafton as an adult re-entry student 30 years ago and said that what she learned here has been the foundation of her career and specifically what she does today as the Assistant Superintendent of Innovation and Engagement for San Bernardino Schools.

“I learned how to write here. I learned how to take notes. I learned to take out the word “that” as much as possible. I learned that “is” is not a strong verb, [and to] find another verb. I learned just enough algebra to pass the CBEST so that I could get my teaching credential,” Houston said with a chuckle. “It was the best education of my Photo: (Left-to-right) Henry Gomez, Pedro Chabolla, Leslie Swindell, Ericka Sherman, Sarah DeSimone, Duran Gaddy, and Evelyn Briones. entire educational journey.”

Houston reminded employees that the difference they make in the lives of students is important and the impact they have is permanent before wishing everyone a great semester.

New employees as well as employees who have new positions were introduced. Additional updates were provided about construction on campus, upcoming events, recent accomplishments, and a change to the counseling model, which will now align with guided pathways to create intentional programming based on the number of units students have completed and employ a proactive approach to connect with students and keep them moving toward their goals.

Dr. Gio Sosa, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Planning, reviewed the educational master planning process. The Research and Planning Department will work with departments across campus to develop key results, and the academic and classified senates will review strategic directions and supporting actions over the next few months. The Educational Master Plan Committee anticipates final approval of the master plan by the Board of Trustees in May.