Superintendent/President's Message

The 2015-16 year will go down as one of our most positive and productive in recent history! We completed the first year of our (3-year) 2015-2018 COS Strategic Plan wherein we are aligning 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 Scorecard, Student Success and Student Equity Initiative, Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative and the Strong Workforce Program. Key accomplishments in 2016 include:

  • Dual Enrollment courses integrated at 10+ local high schools, serving 500+ students
  • Hired 18 new full-time faculty (37 since 2014)
  • Student Success Program made 8,012 student contacts
  • Graduated 27 new firefighters
  • Graduated 72 new registered nurses
  • Graduated 25 new physical therapy assistants
  • Graduated 96 new law enforcement officers
  • Conferred 18 new electrical technician certificates
  • Conferred 309 Career Technical Education (CTE) associate degrees
  • Student-athlete graduation rate over 80%
  • 400+ students transferred to CSU/UC

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: 9/15/2016 4:43 PM