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 22, 2016, 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 (Ustream) 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, an archive of the webcast will be available viewing at Ohlone's Ustream Video Gallery website.
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 showing considerable results. Fall 2015 we opened our award-winning South Parking Structure, which provides over 900 parking spaces. The parking structure is the first major project from the Measure G Bond. Our first project was to install photo voltaic arrays at both the Fremont and Newark campuses that generate two megawatts of electrical power for the College District.
In summer 2015, buildings 1, 2, and 8 were demolished, clearing the ground for three brand new buildings that will house sciences, the arts, the library and learning labs, and classrooms. The official groundbreaking that will mark the commencement of construction on the Academic Core Buildings project is scheduled to take place in the coming months.
In addition, our athletic fields will be completely revitalized and a new field house provided. The athletic fields project is underway and are on track to be completed in time for the 2016-2017 playing seasons.
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 an exceptional learning environment. 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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