Skyline College hosted a successful “Network at Night” Community Mixer Thursday evening, October 23 for about 50 attendees. Community members from around San Mateo County, along with Skyline College faculty and staff, came together to mix and mingle over wine and food, connect with other educational and business leaders and visit the beautiful campus that serves as a resource for so many in our community. For some of the attendees, this was a chance to revisit Skyline College after a long absence, and they were pleasantly surprised by the progress the college has made with its campus and facilities – progress made possible thanks to several bond measures passed over the last 15 years.
With past progress in mind, and an eye toward the future, Jose D. Nunez, Vice Chancellor of Facilities Planning, Maintenance & Operations for SMCCD, gave a brief presentation that highlighted the distinct need for continued improvements throughout all three SMCCD campuses, including Skyline College. An upcoming bond measure on the November ballot would raise $388 million, and if passed, would provide funds to make further improvements for the colleges across the district. Nunez outlined how these funds would be used, including completely demolishing and rebuilding Building 1, revamping the interior of Building 2, expanding parking lots, and creating a new Energy Systems Technology building on the current site of Pacific Heights.
The networking event was a great chance for participants to reacquaint themselves with the Skyline College campus, connect with other local leaders and learn about how existing resources at Skyline College may be improved in the future.
Article by Connor Fitzpatrick | Photos by Maryam Ali