Janet on the Issues

Increase Career Technical Education (CTE)/Vocational Training

Delta College must increase programs that teach our students marketable skills so they can go directly into the workforce and begin successful careers.  Not every student will go on to a 4 year university.  We should provide hands-on classes that give students the training to go directly into high-paying jobs.

Increase Dual Enrollment at High Schools

We need to increase our collaboration and partnerships with area high schools students can take upper division courses where they will earn college credits. By coordinating with local school districts, students can graduate from high school with many of their college prerequisites already completed.

Increase Communication between College, students, staff and the community

During my time as a Delta Trustee, I have always been approachable and available to our students, staff and members of the community. I believe that elected officials govern most effectively when they encourage open dialogue and understand the needs of those they are elected to serve.

Fiscal Responsibility and Accountability

Delta College is funded by taxpayers. As such, we must always strive to be completely transparent and responsive. As an institution, our annual budget is a public document and all spending decisions are made at our board meetings where the public is encouraged to attend and ask questions.

Increase Transfer Rates to Universities

While not every Delta student will go on to a 4-year university, we need to provide a quality education for those who will. Delta should have plentiful and inexpensive lower division courses that allow students to transfer to a four-year college or university. By taking these courses at Delta, students can get vital credits they need without high tuition costs.