In this first of its kind address for the College, President Kinnamon provided an overview of the nearly
College of the Desert.
recent progress of new facilities
and classrooms to accommodate and expand academic and career opportunities for students. He also highlighted a selection of
accomplishments from the 2014-15
academic year and took attendees on a dazzling
virtual tour of facility expansions
and exciting plans and programs for the coming year and beyond.
President Kinnamon also shared challenges, opportunities for improvement and key metrics for success at the College as part of a snapshot of
changes underway to expand student success initiatives.
The goal of these initiatives is to expand efforts to help students successfully reach their academic and career goals.
During his address, Dr. Kinnamon stressed the impact the College generates throughout the community. A recently updated economic impact report reveals
College of the Desert generates over $300 million in increased economic activity in the local area and provides a strong return on investment for taxpayers and the community as a whole. And that impact
sustains more than 5,000 jobs. As well,
COD alumni positively impact hundreds of thousands of lives, reverberating across the valley and the
state with a $1.2 billion return in career earnings.