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«February 2019»

Update Following the February 5, 2019 Board of Trustees Meeting

I want to share a brief summary of the February 5, 2019 Board of Trustees Meeting with you in case you were not able to attend in person or view it online.

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The Eureka Campus is Changing Above and Below Ground

Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed state budget includes funding for College of the Redwoods to construct new Creative Arts and Physical Education/Gymnasium Complexes on the Eureka Campus.  These new projects are in addition to the funding already received from the state to upgrade CR’s utility infrastructure systems (UIR), also on the main campus.

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Two Redwoods' players are on the CCCWBCA Academic All-State Team for 2018-19

Two players from CR's 2018-19 Women’s basketball were included on the Academic All-State Team.

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A CR student was selected as a semifinalist for the Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

A former CR student was selected as one of the semifinalists for the Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

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President/Superintendent's Blog

Decrease in our Loan Default Rates: Thanks to Joy Bessette, Morgan Thompson and Rianne Connor




Our cohort loan default rates have been decreasing!.  We've tracking our cohort loan default rates since 2010. In 2010 our rate was 29.9, in 2011 it was 24.7, in 2012 it was 23.8, and 2013 it was 22.7.  The draft cohort default rate for 2014 is 13.8 as recently provided by the Federal Government. 

What is a default rate? A cohort default rate is the percentage of CR student borrowers who enter repayment on certain loans during a particular federal fiscal year, October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.  Why is measuring the default rate important and what does it do for us?  Lenders use this rate to determine their risk exposure.  Making progress on decreasing our default rate is strong evidence of the College’s ability to meet and exceed Accreditation Standard III.D.15 “The institution monitors and managers student default rates…”

 The College owes a big Thank You to Rianne Connor, Joy Bessette, and Morgan Thompson for their tremendous work.  It's good to recognize the tremendous work that our colleagues do to support student success and contribute to the long term health of our District!



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