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Phone:  559.583.2500

925 13th Avenue
Hanford, CA  93230

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September 29, 2011

The Fall Semester Well Underway!

 Kristin M. Hollabaugh, Ph.D.

Provost, Hanford Educational Center


Classes are full...students are busy--the Fall Semester has started off strong! 


Historical Day at COS Hanford

For the FIRST time at COS Hanford, this semester we are offering a leadership class taught by our own Lisa Loewen!  Today, the leadership class held its first event--the Hanford ASB Tailgate Party!  The time is sure to be full of good fun and a great time for connections between students, faculty and administrators! 


Here is a picture of some of the leaders at COS Hanford!  Great Job!

ASB 2011 Pre Tailgate


Thanks to all who participated....and a special thank you to the members of the class who have started out the program with a FABULOUS event! 




On the Police Academy Horizon

On August 30, Brian DeCuir, Director of Public Safety, announced his retirement from the College of the Sequoias.  After a 38 year affiliation with the College of the Sequoias--from a cadet to a Tulare/Kings Counties Basic  Police Advisory Board member to an instructor to the Director.  I believe he has served in every capacity in that arena! 


Brian has served as the Director since January 2009 with enthusiasm and dedication.  And, on behalf of the College of the Sequoias Hanford Educational Center, we are truly appreciative of Brian's many years of service to the College and, in turn, to the students of the Public Safety programs-from those who have enrolled in our academy to those in our advanced officer courses.  Brian's dedication and determination to create a full-service Regional Public Safety Training Facility has been remarkable.


The new director position has been advertised for three weeks, and will close with Human Resources tomorrow (Friday, September 30).  The hope is to go through the process and have a successor in place shortly! As a POST Basic Academy, in November, we will start the Basic Course Certification Review from the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).  This process is a very extensive look at how and why we do what we do--and make sure that we are fulfilling all of the requirements.  


College of the Sequoias is fortunate to have a very active, involved and supportive Police Advisory Board.  Their creative solutions, resourceful efforts, and leadership I believe are unmatched in the State.  To those of you who serve in that capacity--thank you for your support...and I look forward to the next steps in this journey.


Want to learn what is happening at the Hanford Campus in October for students?  Click here!    



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