Proven Results

Key Accomplishments at PCC during Jim Osterling’s
tenure as a trustee and Board officer – 2015 to Present

Sound Governace

  • Regained full Accreditation
  • Orderly transition to a new Superintendent following the predecessor’s retirement.
  • Maintained stable enrollment while most peer colleges are experiencing declines.

Prudent Financial Management

  • Maintained balanced budgets.
  • Contributed substantial funds to reserves for known future increases in employee benefits costs.
  • Financial statements received clean audit opinions.

Proven Educational Excellence

  • Recognized, twice in a row, by the Aspen Institute as one of the nation’s Top Ten community colleges for Student Success and Student Equity.
  • Recognized as the Top community college in CA for granting Associate Degrees for transfer to 4-year universities in granting Associate Degrees for
  • transfer to 4-year universities,
  • Minority Students
  • Military Veterans
  • Increased diversity of faculty and staff.

Engagement with Community and PPC District K-12 Schools

  • Opened fourth campus in the District – PCC Northwest, at John Muir High School
  • Dual Enrollment Agreements with most K-12 schools in PCC’s District– more in planning.
  • Guided Pathways for In-District students – Increased retention and persistence.