President/Superintendent's Office for the Ohlone Community College District
Everyone is encouraged to attend President Browning's State of the College Address on Friday, January 23, 2015, from 9:00am to 10:00am in Jackson Theatre, Smith Center at Ohlone College, Fremont campus.
If you cannot attend the speech in person, you may view the Live Webcast (WMV) from your computer (or attend the video conference in Room NC1100, first floor, Wing 1 at the Newark campus).
The live video is not captioned, but there will be a picture-in-picture feature used during filming and broadcasting which will show Ohlone ASL interpreters. Within a day or two after the speech, a link to the recorded webcast will also be posted for future viewing.
To the extent possible, supervisors are urged to close offices so that everyone can attend the speech.
Big changes are underway! After many months of planning, construction work on the Measure G projects is finally beginning. Our first project was to install photo voltaic arrays at both the Fremont and Newark campuses generating two megawatts of electrical power for the District. This semester we broke ground on our award-winning South Parking Structure, which will provide over 900 parking spaces in summer 2015.
Temporary space for classrooms and offices is in the process of being installed on our parking lots B and C, and will provide over 40,000 square feet of space available by spring 2015. An additional 13,000 square feet of modular space will be installed at the Newark campus, allowing about 15% of our instructional program to move there during the construction period.
In summer 2015, Buildings 1, 2, and 8 will be demolished, making way for three brand new buildings that will house sciences, the arts, the library and learning labs, and classrooms. In addition, our athletic fields will be completely revitalized and a new field house provided.
The college community has invested countless hours and its best planning in these projects, knowing the modernized campus is Ohlone’s future for the next fifty years. These are exciting projects that will provide exceptional learning space. I am pleased with the commitment of the college to making Ohlone the best possible place for our students and community.
Again, welcome to Ohlone.
Gari Browning, Ph.D.
Ohlone Community College District
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