Message From the President
Skyline College is fortunate to have a dedicated group of community leaders serving on our President's Council. Since the Fall of 2000, the President's Council has been actively supporting the college. The members raise financial support for the President's Innovation Fund by hosting the President's Breakfast every spring. I am pleased to have their insightful counsel because they are truly an asset to the college and our community.
The President’s Council includes representatives from business, industry, government, nonprofits and other organizations whose interest in a connection with Skyline College provides a strong base of knowledge and support for the President of the College. The purpose of the President's Council is to provide community input, feedback and support for the resource development program at Skyline College.
During the Summer of 2012, the President’s Council began planning a first of its kind event to be held on San Mateo County’s north peninsula. The Success Summit has been developed with the intention of creating an avenue for understanding local issues and creating a method to address these challenges.
Our goal: creative solutions for shaping forward movement and successful outcomes that will be tracked and reported on at subsequent events.
Community members from the business, nonprofit, civic, academic, and government sectors are invited to participate in interactive discussions on themes significant to north county. Breakout groups develop potential solutions, and at the conclusion of the Success Summit, the entire audience votes on a challenge to adopt. Over the course of the following year the initiative will be worked on and solved. The inaugural Success Summit was held in September 2013 at Skyline College with over 100 community members in attendance. For more information or to register for this year's Success Summit, please visit skylinesuccesssummit.com.
At the conclusion of the 2013 Summit, participants voted to adopt the challenge they found most compelling. The 2013 project, titled “The Last Mile,” focuses on how to identify and create sustainable opportunities for the Skyline College community – including students, faculty and staff – to conveniently and economically travel to our campus. The following were presented at the Joint Meeting of the San Mateo Board of Trustees and San Bruno City Council and highlight the progress made thus far: