May 2018
PaRC Update 

Below is a summary of the action and information items from the most recent Planning and Resource Council (PaRC) meetings. For complete minutes and first-reads, please visit the PaRC website.

At the April 18 meeting, Vice President of Finance Bret Watson went through a first read of the budget presentation, which was also shown at the April 19 Town Hall. Due to a projected decline in FTES, the District recommends an additional reduction of $5.3M for 2019-20, for a total of $15.3M. Foothill's share of the reduction is now $5.355M (originally $3.5M). The budget estimates were based on enrollment projections and financial conditions that are constantly shifting and are subject to change.

An updated presentation with additional information was given to PaRC for a second read at the April 25 meeting. Both presentations are available on the PaRC website

The most recent budget updates can also be found on the website. The online feedback form is still open.

President Thuy Nguyen presented medals to the recipients of the John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards. Congratulations to: 
  • Brian Evans, Instructor, Economics
  • Simon Pennington, Dean, Fine Arts & Communication/Kinesiology & Athletics
  • Jerry Robredo, Web & Print Communication Design Coordinator
  • Phyllis Spragge, Director, Dental Hygiene

President Nguyen presented a draft of the 2018-19 strategic objectives and asked for feedback. The strategic objectives provide organizational focus and help the college implement the goals of the Educational Master Plan. The final document will be presented at the Governance Summit in September. 
Service Leadership Survey 

It's exciting to see our students, faculty and staff participating in the many service leadership activities on and off campus. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey (included in the link below) to share your perspective on the importance of service leadership activities for our students. We hope to see you at the Research & Service Leadership Symposium on Thursday, May 17!
Commencement Ceremony on Friday, June 29

The 58th annual commencement ceremony will be held on Friday, June 29 at 6 p.m. The deadline for students to petition to graduate is Friday, June 1. If you know a student who would be interested in speaking at the ceremony, please contact Lisa Drake. For more info, visit
Classified Professional Development Day

The annual Classified Professional Development Day will be held on Friday, May 18. Registration is now open! If you register by Monday, April 30, and attend the event, you will have a chance to win $100 in Amazon gift cards.
Theatre Arts Presents A Midsummer Night's Dream
Don't miss Theatre Art's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, playing in the Lohman Theatre from May 25-June 10! 

Shakespeare's comedy portrays the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of amateur actors who are manipulated by fairies.

Get your tickets on the website.
Online Resources for Staff and Faculty

Adobe has a tool to create and check the accessibility of existing PDFs. also offers tutorials on creating accessible PDFs. All employees have access to 
Why use Dropbox when you can use Office 365 to share documents? Office 365 is secure, convenient and easily accessible from MyPortal. has tutorials for Office 365 too. 
New Vending Machines

In response to requests for healthier food choices and to eliminate the sale of bottled water on campus, we will switch our existing vending machines for new ones. Vend Natural will be our new supplier. The offerings will change over time, based on customer preferences. 
Due to the cost of the new machines, not all current locations will have replacements. Vending machines can still be found adjacent to Buildings 5000, 8000 (between Admissions & Records and Lohman Theatre), adjacent to the Owl Center, outside of B3600 (new location) and at the Sunnyvale Center on the first and second floors. We will update campus maps with the new locations. Vending machines will no longer be in the Campus Center breezeway. 
The new machines will accept credit cards, Paypal, Apple Pay, and of course, cash!
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