President's Message

History of SparkPoint at Skyline College

 

Dr. Regina Stanback-Stroud

President  |  Skyline College

 

With a declining economy, rising unemployment rates, and a rising number of people who do not earn a sufficient wage to make ends meet and hold on to homes that they are either renting or buying, Skyline College faculty and staff began to see students arriving with needs that ran much deeper than traditional academic needs.

 

In the past, students might present with typical college challenges such as insufficient money to buy textbooks or concerns about paying fees. Today, more and more, students are presenting with a different level of need, such as not enough food to eat or inadequate shelter.

 

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