PRESIDENT’S WELCOME

Welcome to Fullerton College! Since offering its first classes in 1913, Fullerton College has grown to become one of the most successful community colleges in the nation.

The foundation for Fullerton College’s record of student success is due to the commitment and student-centered focus of our uniquely talented and dedicated faculty, administrators and staff. At Fullerton College we share a commitment to high academic standards, comprehensive opportunities for students and individual attention to student needs.

Fullerton College offers a comprehensive array of academic programs with 147 majors leading to the A.A. or A.S. degree in both academic and vocational subjects, as well as 110 programs leading to career technical certificates.

Fullerton College enjoys one of the highest transfer rates in the state sending graduates to the University of California, California State University campuses and many other public and private institutions of higher education.

In addition to our exceptional programs and services, Fullerton College offers students a welcoming, student-focused collegiate environment. The college’s 23,000 students enjoy numerous co-curricular activities in student government, the campus newspaper, championship intercollegiate athletics, performance groups in theatre and music, cultural groups, media production in radio and television broadcasting, and outstanding special programs featuring campus-wide specialized courses of study that support students’ academic and career goals in many unique ways.

I encourage you to explore the Fullerton College website for complete information about admission procedures, transfer and program requirements, course descriptions, articulation agreements and student policies. You’ll also find information about the college’s student service centers such as counseling, financial aid, library, tutoring, adaptive services, transfer, career planning, child care, and career services. I hope you will take a moment to familiarize yourself with all that Fullerton College has to offer you and make an appointment with one of our college counselors to discuss your interests and educational goals.

Each of us at Fullerton College look forward to making your experience here both enjoyable and rewarding. Welcome to Fullerton College!

Greg Schulz, Ed.D.
President
Fullerton College

PRESIDEN’TS WEEKLY

Sign up for the President’s Weekly e-newsletter and get news directly from the president. To submit info to include in the Weekly, email Lisa McPheron at lmcpheron@fullcoll.edu or call her at 714-992-7013.

MEET THE STAFF

Nitzya Hamblet
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 714-732-5051
Email: nhamblet@fullcoll.edu

Jean E. Foster / Executive Assistant
Office of the President
Phone: 714-732-5050
Email: jfoster@fullcoll.edu

COLLEGE GOALS

Goal 1: Promote Success for Every Student

Fullerton College will prepare students for success through the development and support of exemplary programs and services.

Objective 1:  Create a clear pathway for every student

Objective 2:  Enhance workforce training opportunities

Objective 3:  Improve student critical thinking skills

Objective 4:  Increase completion of courses, certificate and degree programs, and transfer-readiness

Objective 5:  Encourage completion of degrees for students enrolled in Career Technical programs

Goal 2: Cultivate a Culture of Equity

Fullerton College will strengthen and support a diverse and inclusive campus culture.

Objective 1:  Remove institutional barriers to student equity and success

Objective 2:  Increase equity in hiring and training

Objective 3:  Increase outreach to and recruitment of students from underserved populations

Objective 4:  Foster a sense of belonging where all are welcome and student basic needs are addressed

Goal 3: Strengthen Connections with Our Community

Fullerton College will develop and strengthen collaborative projects and partnerships with educational institutions, civic organizations, and businesses in North Orange County and beyond.

Objective 1:  Create and expand partnerships with local K-12 and higher education institutions

Objective 2:  Create and expand relationships with local businesses and civic organizations

Objective 3:  Be a cultural hub for the local community

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Goal 4: Commit to Accountability and Continuous Quality Improvement

Fullerton College will continually improve operational efficiency and effectiveness to ensure delivery of high quality instructional and support programs.

Objective 1:  Promote transparency in the shared governance structure and decision-making processes

Objective 2:  Ensure financial, physical, and technological resources are available to maintain necessary services and programs

Objective 3:  Provide professional and career development opportunities for students, faculty and staff

PRESIDENT’S GOALS

PROMOTE AND ENHANCE THE FULLERTON COLLEGE EXPERIENCE

  • Foster and strengthen a campus culture that is radically student-centered
  • Work as a campus to provide a just, equitable, inclusive educational experience
  • Implement the Anaheim Pledge and develop the Fullerton Education Partnership
  • Promote a campus climate of respect, civility and kindness
  • Support the leadership development of students, faculty and staff

INCREASE STUDENT SUCCESS AND STUDENT EQUITY

  • Make progress each year towards eliminating the achievement gap
  • Increase the college-wide rates for transfer, associate degree and certificate completion
  • Work as a campus community to be the top community college in transfer and educational goal completion

STRENGTHEN PLANNING, RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT AND ALLOCATION

  • Develop, complete and implement a campus Guided Pathways plan
  • Complete accreditation 18 month follow-up report and maintain our successful accreditation status
  • Develop and implement strategies to strengthen our organizational structure
  • Work with our campus to set and achieve appropriate FTES targets in accordance with district-wide planning and available resources
  • Support the growth and fiscal viability of the Fullerton College Foundation
  • Make timely progress on planning and construction objectives per our Campus Facilities Master Plan
  • Complete the Sherbeck Field environment impact review process with campus and community input

FOSTER COLLABORATION AND PARTNERSHIPS

  • Develop and strengthen processes and infrastructure for dual enrollment, the Anaheim Pledge and Guided Pathways
  • Promote innovation and continuous improvement in our planning and governance structures to support student learning and support
  • Strengthen partnerships with business and community to promote a strong workforce and successful career outcomes for our students

President’s Open Forum

To encourage communication and strengthen teamwork across campus, the president has scheduled a series of open forums. All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend.

Open forums are held once a month from 2 – 3 p.m. in Room 224. View the Fullerton College Facebook page for an open forum listing.

If you have a question or concern you would like to share with the president before an open forum, email Jean Foster at jfoster@fullcoll.edu in the Office of the President.

Mission

Fullerton College advances student learning and achievement by developing flexible pathways for students from our diverse communities who seek educational and career growth, certificates, associate degrees, and transfer. We foster a supportive and inclusive environment for students to be successful learners, responsible leaders, and engaged community members.

Vision

Fullerton College will transform lives and inspire positive change in the world.

Core Values

Community – We promote a sense of community that enhances the well-being of our campus and surrounding areas.

Diversity – We embrace and value the diversity of our entire community.

Equity – We commit to equity for all we serve.

Excellence – We honor and build upon our tradition of excellence.

Growth – We expect everyone to continue growing and learning.

Inclusivity – We support the involvement of all in the decision-making process.

Innovation – We support innovation in teaching and learning.

Integrity – We act in accordance with personal integrity and high ethical standards.

Partnership – We work together with our educational and community partners.

Respect – We support an environment of mutual respect and trust that embraces the individuality of all.

Responsibility – We accept our responsibility for the betterment of the world around us.

Statement of Ethics

As representatives of Fullerton College, we all share the responsibility to conduct ourselves with integrity, and to act in a fair, consistent, and equitable manner. We recognize the need for openness and reliability in what we say and do. We are committed to addressing issues in a forthright and professional manner, and to engaging people without prejudice. As members of an educational community, we are committed to excellence in all that we do, and to adhering to the principles of ethical behavior established in this statement.

The conduct of each member of Fullerton College is expected to be consistent with and to comply with the principles contained in this statement. All members of the campus community are expected to engage in the following:

  • Trustworthy conduct — including dependability, loyalty, and honesty in communications and actions.
  • Respectful behavior — treating everyone with civility, courtesy, tolerance, and acceptance, and recognizing the worth, dignity and unique characteristics of each individual.
  • Accountability — taking personal responsibility for one’s own actions and decisions.
  • Fair and just actions — utilizing equitable processes in decision making.
  • Compassion — caring for others, both within and apart from the campus community, and providing services to others in a manner that reflects our commitment to them and to their well being.