The Cypress Chamber of Commerce will host Dr. JoAnna Schilling, President of Cypress College as our guest speaker at the March Networking Breakfast. Our event will be held Tuesday, March 14th at the Residence Inn by Marriott at 4931 Katella Avenue, Cypress/Los Alamitos starting at 7:30 a.m.
Dr. Shilling has served as the President at Cypress College since 2017. Late last year she announced her retirement, which takes effect at the end of the current academic term.
According to the Chamber, Dr. Schilling will be sharing highlights from her State of Cypress College Address featuring the future of higher education in a post-pandemic world and how this paradigm shift has changed how they serve students and employees. She will also recap of some of the major projects and initiatives she completed during her 6-year tenure at Cypress College.
Cypress College is one of three campuses in the North Orange County Community College District and a member of the 116-campus California Community College system. Dr. Schilling began her career in community colleges as Dean of Arts and Cultural Programs at Rio Hondo College and went on to serve as Vice President of Academic Affairs at both Cerritos and Rio Hondo Colleges.
Her doctorate in education came from Oregon State University, an MFA in playwriting from Carnegie Mellon University, and a BA in English from Smith College. Under Dr. Schilling’s leadership, Cypress College was ranked as the #1 community college in California in 2018 and 2020 by Niche.com and was named a national Top 150 community college by the Aspen Institute in 2022.
Each Chamber breakfast attendee will also have an opportunity to stand to introduce themselves and share a little about their business before the program begins.
Reservations are highly recommended to secure your spot for the monthly breakfasts and can be made online. Cost of the breakfast is $25.00. Early Bird Registration is $20.00. Attendees are also welcome to bring along a door prize to promote their product or service. The program will include time for live networking, self-introductions, a breakfast buffet, our guest speaker and a question and answer session if time permits.
The Chamber networking breakfasts, which are open to the public, are held on the second Tuesday of every month. Space will be limited. To assure your seat, pre-register on the chamber website: https://www.cypresschamber.org/events/details/march-networking-breakfast-2023-2661