Category: Wolde-Ab Isaac

Riverside Community College District enrollment drops

By Chloe Hunter Enrollment at the Riverside Community College District has dropped 13% this semester.  It is the largest decrease in the district’s history. Wolde-Ab Isaac, district chancellor, tasked a research group in the Educational Services and Strategic Planning Department with working on understanding the enrollment decrease. The district aims to identify which ethnicities are

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Riverside Community College District campuses may fully open in spring 2021

By Erik Galicia Students may be allowed back to their respective Riverside Community College District campus by spring 2021, assuming everything goes as planned. The district’s Safe Return Task Force has outlined a four phase plan for returning to campus, which aligns with the California Resilience Roadmap stages of reopening. Phase D, which assumes the

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Riverside Community College District reacts to ICE order on international students

By Erik Galicia Already reeling from financial insecurity due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Riverside City College student Anthony Jardillier wondered how he would navigate the uncertainty caused by a new federal order that threatens his legal status. Jardillier, an international student from France, began studying business at RCC in 2018 and hopes to earn a

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Riverside City College Guided Pathways Aims to Help Students Succeed

  By Erik Galicia Riverside City College has added several on-campus resources to help steer students through the college’s newly designed Guided Pathways framework. According to Wolde-Ab Isaac, the Riverside Community College District chancellor, RCC’s completion rates of past years were not up to par and showed stagnation. “Students were given too many remedial courses

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Riverside Community College District chancellor hosts open forum

Erik Galicia Riverside Community College District Chancellor Wolde-Ab Isaac held an open forum to discuss the 2019-2024 District Strategic Plan at Riverside City College on Aug. 30. Isaac briefly detailed the district’s plan to tackle student homelessness with a downtown housing facility funded by the city of Riverside. The district’s approach toward student homelessness was

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RCCD Chancellor recognized by NAACP

By Samantha Bartholomew Riverside Community College District Chancellor Wolde-Ab Isaac was honored by NAACP Riverside at its 76th Annual Freedom Fund Gala on May 3 for his contributions to education. The Freedom Fund Celebration is an annual fundraising gala where community leaders and organizations are honored for significant contributions made to their community. Isaac has more

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Riverside City College dedicates room to late faculty member

Riverside City College will be holding a ceremony to dedicate A.G. Paul Quadrangle Room 16 to late part-time instructor Michael Joyce, who passed in 2014. Joyce graduated from RCC in 1964, later joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and went from being a deputy to homicide detective. In 1981, he was promoted to the Riverside

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