Byron D. Clift Breland, Ph.D.
San José • Evergreen Community College District
As the Interim Chancellor, I am very excited to serve San José – Evergreen Community College District and the Silicon Valley community by expanding on the great work happening in our District. I am proud to serve in this role and have an unwavering commitment to our students’ success. It is my honor and privilege to build on our legacy of offering a welcoming learning environment and a diverse, student-centered culture that prioritizes quality education and training. The San José – Evergreen Community College District consists of San José City College, Evergreen Valley College, Milpitas College Extension, and the Community College Center for Economic Mobility (located in downtown San José).
Our District’s core values of Opportunity, Equity, and Social Justice are reflected in all that we do to support our educational mission. As a comprehensive community college District, San José – Evergreen offers transfer and career & technical education programs, as well as customized training to meet our mission of providing academic opportunities and workforce development for current jobs and jobs of the future. We are committed to facilitating our students’ personal and professional success, building our local and regional workforce, and serving our communities as an economic driver.
The San José – Evergreen District partners with many local industries in business and technology to provide industry-driven curriculum and programs, as well as four-year colleges and universities to ensure seamless transfer of credit and program pathways as we strive to deliver and develop the latest cutting-edge technology, modern training facilities, and innovative learning options.
Each of our colleges has adopted some of the high-impact practices known to deepen students' engagement in the college experience. These practices include learning communities, first-year seminars and experiences for new college students, and academic goal setting and planning tools that direct students on a path to educational completion.
We are excited to announce that the San José Promise Scholarship program, available at both San José City College and Evergreen Valley College, will cover full tuition and fees, textbooks, transportation, and summer bridge program costs for approximately 1,000 students attending in the 2018-2019 school year. The San José Promise scholarship program is open to students who are graduating from San José high schools.
Our students come to us with visions for a brighter future. Whether a student's goal is to transfer to a university; build up their writing, reading, and math abilities; or master essential workforce skills; we stand ready to help our students achieve their dreams.
As you explore our catalog, you will learn much about San José – Evergreen Community College District. We also welcome you to visit our District and college websites to discover how our students become actively engaged and achieve success through our extensive and highly regarded programs and services. You will see that we have an impressive selection of instructional programs that are challenging and keep pace with the evolving needs of the workforce. Whether you are seeking to transfer to a four-year institution, take a single course, or utilize the many resources available at our colleges, you will find our District to be committed to serving its students and community.