I am honored to welcome you as a new employee to the Citrus College. You join a diverse team of professionals dedicated to guiding our students to academic excellence and economic opportunity. You also join an exceptional institution with a long and rich history. Founded in 1915, Citrus College is the oldest community college in Los Angeles County and the fifth oldest in California.
Let me now tell you a little about our esteemed college! I am proud to say that Citrus College is known nationally as a prominent and innovative educational institution. It has been ranked as a "Top 100 community college associate degree producer" and as the "Fifth fastest growing community college in the nation" by Community College Week magazine, and as one of the nation's "Top 10 public two-year colleges based on alumni earning potential" by PayScale, Inc. Locally, the San Gabriel Valley News Group readers voted Citrus College "Best Community College" in its 2014 "Readers Choice" poll.
As a member of the Citrus College community, you will now contribute to Citrus College’s continued excellence, thus impacting the lives of the thousands of students who attend. Either directly or indirectly, you will help guide our students to their academic and professional goals. I know from personal experience, there is no better feeling than leading our students to new heights.
Citrus College has much to offer to you as well! From professional development opportunities and community forums, to outstanding performances at the Haugh Performing Arts Center and exciting sporting events, I encourage you to take advantage of the many events and activities available to you. For the latter, you can even bring your family.
I know you will achieve much satisfaction and personal fulfillment with the significant contributions that you will make to the continued success of Citrus College and to the students and communities we serve. Your dedication will be rewarded when you see the proud Citrus College students marching at Commencement each and every year.
Congratulations on becoming a member of the Citrus College team, and once again, welcome to Citrus College.
Geraldine M. Perri, Ph.D.