I want to thank our amazing faculty for a great 2018 Convocation. The energy was great and we had some great engagement from our district leadership. The LACCD Board of Trustees Mike Fong came by and talked about the great work of our faculty on this campus and across the district. Dr. Melinda Nish, our new Deputy Chancellor, also greeted the gathering and then Vice Chancellor Dr. Ryan Cornner spent time talking about the new state funding formula as well as encouraging faculty members to seize the opportunity in giving our students the best possible chance for success. It was a full day of discussions about accomplishments, enrollment, campus construction and department meetings. A huge thank you to the Academic Senate and its president Dr. Martin Diaz for a great convocation and a great launch into the new school year.