Superintendent/President's Message

The 2016-17 marks the end of our second year of our 2015-2018 Strategic Plan! We continue to align resources to improve student success and achievement while we grow our enrollment and expand access for our students.

We are working to integrate important statewide initiatives including the Student Success and Student Equity Initiative, Basic Skills Transformation Initiative, Dual Enrollment and the Strong Workforce Program. Major accomplishments in 2016-17 include:

  • ​Awarded over 2000 degrees and certificates
  • Conferred 309 Career Technical Education (CTE) associate degrees
  • 500 students completed all the requirements for successful transfer to CSU/UC
  • Student-athlete graduation rate of 90%
  • Student Success Coordinators made over 8,000 direct student contacts
  • 95% pass rate (27) new firefighters
  • 97% pass rate (70) new registered nurses
  • 100% pass rate (25) new Physical Therapist Assistants
  • 90% pass rate (96) new law enforcement officers
  • Dual Enrollment college courses implemented at 10+ local high schools, serving 1000+ students
  • Hired 18 new full-time faculty (55 since 2014)

I want to thank our entire college community which includes our campus cities of Visalia, Hanford and Tulare. We enjoy tremendous community support from throughout Tulare/Kings Counties and are grateful for the opportunity to serve our region!​

Most respectfully,

Stan A. Carrizosa

College of the Sequoias 


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Last Updated: 8/1/2017 4:33 PM