President DeRionne Pollard
Welcome to Las Positas College—the college that holds firm to the belief that each of us makes an astonishing difference! Indeed, astonishing differences are just what community colleges are about; we bring richness and value to the communities we serve by providing access to higher education to a diverse student body, and Las Positas College is no exception. Deeply rooted in a commitment to student success, equity, and life-long learning, Las Positas College is an institution in which our students thrive because we are intentional and purposeful in creating a learning environment focused on their evolution as learners and citizens.
I know that the faculty and staff of Las Positas College work hard every day to ensure that every student has a meaningful experience at our college—whether their intent is transfer education, career education, developmental education, or personal enrichment education. This institution believes deeply that every student who comes here is entitled to an educational experience grounded in excellence, and that is what you will find in our classrooms, in our offices, in our services, in our programs, and in the way we treat our students and community. “Students First” is not just our motto; it is the creed by which we live and operate.
In order to create a learning environment that nurtures students, you will find an organization growing to meet the needs of our students. We continue to be grateful to the residents of our district who supported the Facilities Modernization Program for Las Positas College. As a result of their belief in and support for this college, during this academic year students and visitors to the campus will see several construction and remodeling projects taking place. These projects will end in state-of-the-art facilities for our exceptional academic programs, enhanced spaces for our athletic and wellness programs, and improved infrastructure initiatives to enrich the way the campus works for our students and employees.
If you haven’t found out already, I believe you will soon find that Las Positas College is one of the jewels of the Tri-Valley region, and I am honored that you have decided to pursue your educational goals here. I am convinced that your educational experience—in and out of the classroom—will change the trajectory of your life, and that is exactly what we aspire to do at this college. We hope to make a difference in your life, and I challenge you to make a difference at Las Positas College while you are here with us.
DeRionne P. Pollard, Ph.D.