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President's Office

Campus stewardship: supporting student success, fostering communication and engagement, and promoting equitable and sustainable practices


events & initiatives

President's Office flyers - events and initiatives This page features information about events and initiatives that have been coordinated and/or established by the President's Office:



"Diversity & Inclusion" Calendar -- November 2017
Dean of Equity & Inclusion -- PROPOSED Job Description
Visit the Office of Equity & Inclusion homepage




At the start of each semester, LMC holds an all-college meeting to kick off the new term with faculty, staff, and managers. The program typically includes updates on important topics of interest, an overview of upcoming institutional activities, employee recognitions, and/or dialogue sessions. Below are presentations shared as part of the most recent Opening Day activities:




President Kratochvil holds a series of informal meetings throughout the semester. These Los Medanos “Campus Conversations” (LMC2) are intended to serve as opportunities for members of the campus community to engage in dialogue, share ideas, ask questions, provide feedback on current College issues and happenings, and bring items to the attention of the President. Sessions are held at both the Pittsburg Campus and Brentwood Center. Below are dates for Fall 2017; dates for Spring 2018 are TBD.


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November 29

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Pittsburg Campus -- Cafeteria



12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Brentwood Center -- Staff Kitchen




innovation awards

Bringing Creative Concepts to Life

As a follow-up to the District-wide "Convocation on Innovation" held in January 2015 and Chancellor Benjamin's announcement of an innovation fund for multi-college projects, Los Medanos College has launched its own INNOVATION initiative. Members of the College community are invited to submit proposals for innovative projects never before implemented at LMC. Proposals should demonstrate the potential for expanding LMC's institutional capacity by: improving student success; addressing the achievement gap; or increasing enrollment, retention, equitable practices, efficiencies, and/or cost-savings. Up to $100,000 is being set aside for an "innovation account" that will serve as the funding source for LMC Innovation Proposals, which may request resources for a period of 1-3 years.


Please see below for additional details outlined in the College-wide "call for proposals" and the proposal form. COMPLETED PROPOSALS MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY TO THE PRESIDENT'S OFFICE BY 5:00 P.M. ON TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015; please email all materials to jadams@losmedanos.edu.


For more information about the INNOVATION initiative, please contact Ruth Goodin at rgoodin@losmedanos.edu or extension 37314.

District Resources



veterans task force

In December 2012, President Kratochvil established a task force to examine the needs of student veterans at Los Medanos College. This task force was asked to explore and make specific recommendations on developing more comprehensive services aimed at easing the transition of military personnel to college life. The group’s charge included: identifying and mitigating obstacles; assisting LMC's soldiers-turned-students with various forms of support; and engaging student veterans to improve their chances of success in the classroom, on campus, and beyond. The task force focused its efforts through four sub-committees, which addressed the areas of counseling services, employment services, textbook support, and staffed resource center. Below are the reports produced by each of the subcommittees: