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9:00-9:30: Transcending turbulence. A look at the road ahead.

Russell Hancock is the President & CEO of Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network, a position he has held since 2003. In this role Dr. Hancock is best described variously: as a civic leader, community gatherer, institution builder, social entrepreneur, and an outspoken advocate for regionalism. Since taking the helm of Joint Venture he has quadrupled the size of the organization; assembled a potent board filled with mayors, CEOs and university presidents; built strategic partnerships; recruited a highly talented staff; and launched initiatives that are delivering measurable results to the region.

Educated at Harvard in the field of government, Russell received a Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University where he currently teaches in the Public Policy Program. Fluent in Japanese, Russell returned to Stanford in 2000 to become the inaugural director of the Shorenstein Forum for Asia-Pacific Studies, Stanford's gathering place for ranking officials, senior executives, journalists, and scholars who shape outcomes in the Pacific Rim. In addition to the research output of the Forum, he built up corporate programs, established international fellowships, raised money, and generated public events featuring a stream of presidents and ministers.

9:40-10:30: Facilitated Discussion (Breakouts)

Faculty and staff will have an opportunity to discuss the changing demographics of Silicon Valley and its implications on West Valley College in small groups.

10:40-11:00: Facilitated Discussion (Large Group)

Breakout discussions will be discussed as a campus community.

11:00-11:10: Program Review

Aligning with College Council's new integrated planning structure, the Program Review process has significantly changed from an annual review to a major or minor review every other year. Learn about how these and other changes will impact your program's self-study for the coming Spring 2012 Semester.

11:10-12:30: State of the College
  • Academic Senate President Lance Shoemaker
  • Classified Senate President Laurel Kinley
  • President Lori Gaskin
  • Introduction of Employees
  • Oak Tree Awards

12:30-1:30: Lunch

Buffet Lunch in PE 7.



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