Welcome, Palo Alto College family! The start of a new academic year always brings enthusiasm and excitement as we come together to fulfill our personal goals.
This year, Palo Alto College has much to celebrate, including our recognition as a Rising Star of the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance in America’s community colleges. With over 1,000 community colleges in the Unites States, the distinction reveals that Palo Alto College is among the top one percent of community colleges nationwide - an achievement that reflects the work we do each day to make sure our students are successful and affirm the first-rate education that you will receive while enrolled with us.
During your time at Palo Alto College, please know that every employee is committed to keeping students first and is available to help you with your success in your academic program. In the coming months, you will engage in learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom, acquire skills to help you achieve long-term success, and develop life-long friendships with your classmates.
For nearly 35 years, Palo Alto College has served over 150,000 students from our community and developed great leaders across various professions. As we embark on this journey together, please know that my door is always open in service to you and our community. I have no doubt that you are destined for greatness, and you will contribute to the legacy of excellence at Palo Alto College.
In service and PAC proud,
Robert Garza, Ph.D.
President of Palo Alto College