Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

On Convocation Day, August 23, 2013, the staff, faculty and administrators held a one day meeting which included a light breakfast, speeches from the president, chancellor, a trustee, as well as the faculty and classified senate presidents. Speakers recognized obstacles that community colleges face while trying to promote student success and to close the academic gap of at-risk students. The keynote speaker was Dr. Bob Bramucci, Vice Chancellor of Technology & Learning Services at South Orange County Community College District. Dr. Bramucci highlighted the challenges created by technological advances that increased the number of Massive Open Online Courses and other online course offerings as well as changes in the market that made private for-profit colleges attractive to students. He discussed disruptive innovation in the educational marketplace as a possible catalyst for positive changes in the way community colleges handle the business of education. (Photo courtesy of Jane Ishibashi.)