Uploaded on Oct 15, 2009
Video By Floyd Livingston - Opinion/Twitter Editor
Story By Rafael Serrato - Staff Writer
Sabrina Sanders, the Dean of Student Affairs, campaigned, during a scheduled meeting, to create better collaboration between LBCC departments, a better accessibility for student-oriented activities through networking sites and step up the quality of the college.
Addressing journalism students in P126, Sanders answered questions from students regarding her past work-related experiences, her current job position and her plans for the future.
How do we promote and market the student activities? said Sanders. I think that is a challenge of the institution. My goal is to reach out as many students as possible. Were there to serve (the students). Were looking to be effective and efficient as possible.
Sanders said she plans to make the college community more effective by creating more collaborations within or area, and creating synergy through working together.
In regard to her job, Sanders main focus on a daily basis, as the interim dean, lies with student behavior and conduct. I want to know where the students are coming from. Students may complain things unfair. And when an issue comes my way, I have to investigate.
She said, Everything is case by case, but if there are threats or violence, I have to protect the students
The dean also encouraged that students make use of the numerous resources of both campuses, specifically the health centers. Sanders said there are psychologists, counselors and men and women support groups at the health center. There are also support groups in other languages, such as the womens Spanish support group at the PCC.
Karen Villalobos, the Homecoming queen who is also a member of the Akna womens social service club, said (Sanders) seems really nice and she knows what she is doing. I think she will do a great job.
Freshman Kimberly Cendana said the selection of a new dean of students is a good thing. Hopefully, shes not strict toward the students.
One of the goals outlined for Sanders tenure, which she said will stretch from 10 months to a year, was to raise awareness of upcoming events to students.
She cited the colleges recent activation of a Facebook account as well as using her own account as ways to better connect with students. The school publicizes upcoming events by creating links and smaller sites, known as fan pages, which students can join and share with other students.
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