The faculty, staff, and I are pleased that you have chosen Columbia State Community College. We are committed to your success as a student, both in and out of the classroom.
This catalog and student handbook has been prepared to include information that will assist you in enrolling, registering, receiving aid, and determining curriculum – information that will assist you in being successful.
We understand you may have questions that you desire to discuss with a college official or curriculum advisor. You are encouraged to seek out personnel in the Admissions office, Financial Aid office, Advising and Career Planning office, other college offices, or your assigned advisor for assistance. We are here to assist you in reaching your educational goals and to provide an outstanding college experience.
While you are here at Columbia State, become involved – participate and/or attend many of the extracurricular happenings that will enhance your learning. Through myChargerNet, the campus-student Internet connection, you will be notified of weekly events which include plays, art exhibits, concerts, athletics, competitions, curriculum/academic societies, and student government.
On a personal note, I entered into my second year as President on February 18, 2009. I am more than honored to be your President and I know you will find the people of CSCC to be as exciting, energetic, and helpful as I have found them over the past year. I look forward to beginning a new year and the opportunities and challenges that it may bring.
I hope that as we encounter each other on campus that you will stop me to introduce yourself. I look forward to meeting you.
Janet F. Smith, Ph.D.