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  • Trustees approve cuts and layoffs for Cuesta College

    April 5, 2012 2:23 AM

    The Board of Trustees for Cuesta College approved a budget reduction plan Wednesday night that includes more than a dozen layoffs and furlough days. The 2012-2013 budget proposal also asked 50 full and part time employees to take pay cuts. It's been a long road for Cuesta College and... more »
  • California Community College Fee Waiver recipients on the rise

    February 27, 2012 9:07 PM

    According to California Community College Chancellor, Jack Scott, more students are receiving fee waivers this year. The state-issued fee waivers helps qualified low-income students pay tuition. Since more students are receiving them, the 112-campus system faces a $149 million deficit. This is on top of an already $400 million... more »
  • Three candidates remain for next Cuesta College President

    October 11, 2011 10:10 PM

    Students, faculty, and staff at Cuesta college in San Luis Obispo heard from the three finalists, vying to become the school's next president. Each candidate had 50 minutes to introduce themselves, talk about three challenges facing the school, and answer written questions from the audience. The three finalists are... more »
  • Cuesta College still on probation after latest action by accrediting commission

    February 4, 2011 8:25 PM

    Some disappointing news for the Cuesta College campus, an accreditation commission has decided to keep Cuesta on probation saying it has more improvements to make. It is just the latest setback in Cuesta College's accreditation battle. The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges placed Cuesta College on probation... more »
  • Pro-Life display sparks controversy on Cuesta College campus

    September 30, 2010 8:38 PM

    Controversy at Cuesta College Thursday when an anti-abortion group displayed graphic images of human fetuses on campus. The photos were also put up outside the school's "Free Speech Zone" but administrators ultimately allowed them to stay. "I do believe they have a right to be here," said Queena... more »
  • More than 200 students awarded scholarships at Cuesta College

    August 6, 2010 8:35 PM

    Hundreds of students at Cuesta College are getting some much-needed help to continue their education. More than 270 students received scholarships during Friday's annual reception. Several donors were also on hand for the event. Scholarship recipients say the help can make all the difference. "It just... more »
  • World Cup fever at Cuesta College

    July 11, 2010 10:47 PM

    World Cup fever was alive and well on the Central Coast as soccer fans came together to watch Spain battle the Netherlands. Central Coast McDonald's Restaurants and El Dorado Broadcasters set up a free event at Cuesta College, complete with food, games, prizes and a bounce house for those... more »
  • FFA Ag Welding State Finals take over Cuesta College

    May 1, 2010 10:16 PM

    Eighty students from across California took over Cuesta College Saturday for the state high school FFA Ag Welding Finals. Even though $10,000 worth of equipment and prizes were on the line, but organizers say the event is not just about winning. Eighteen teams showcased their skills in four... more »
  • State education leaders say innovation and reform will help community colleges

    April 29, 2010 9:19 PM

    California's budget battle was a hot topic at Cuesta College. The school hosted a Chancellor's Forum Thursday, to discuss some of the issues facing the state's community colleges. Chancellor of California Community Colleges Jack Scott and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell spoke at the event. ... more »
  • State education leaders attend Cuesta forum, address problems facing community colleges

    April 29, 2010 6:30 PM

    Two of the state's top education leaders met with members of the public at Cuesta College Thursday, to identify problems facing community colleges, and share solutions. On a local level, California Community Colleges Chancellor Dr. Jack Scott says community colleges need to find innovative ways to get more resources.... more »
  • Cuesta College to host Chancellor's Forum

    April 29, 2010 1:02 PM

    California community Colleges Chancellor Dr. Jack Scott and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell will be participating in a Chancellor's Forum at Cuesta College today, to address pivotal issues facing California's community colleges. The forum is open to the public from 11 a.m. to noon in room 5401... more »
  • Signs of hope for Cuesta grads

    April 14, 2010 9:28 PM

    There were signs of hope Wednesday at Cuesta College for college grads entering the job market. About twice as many employers were on hand at the school's spring job fair this year, compared to last year, and most had openings. Organizers said about 400 students attended the event. Hunter Perry,... more »
  • Cuesta College explores Early Retirement Incentive program

    April 14, 2010 7:05 PM

    Cuesta College's Board of Trustees is looking at a measure that could save money and other jobs in the future. A retirement incentive program is being introduced at Wednesday night's board meeting. It's a move that would save the college more money in the long run. Administrators say if... more »
  • Cuesta College's Spring 2010 Job Fair

    April 14, 2010 7:55 AM

    Cuesta College would like to help you find a job. The college will be hosting its Spring 2010 Job Fair Wednesday morning. Various employers, with current job openings, will be on-hand to recruit people for part-time and full-time openings. They'll also have information about internships. You're encouraged to... more »
  • 'Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour' coming to Cuesta College

    April 2, 2010 2:17 PM

    Cuesta College is hosting an upcoming event that allows members of the community and students to learn from young entrepreneurs that have found professional success. The 'Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour' will make its second annual stop on the Cuesta campus on April 14, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in room... more »
  • Good news for local job seekers

    March 26, 2010 12:49 PM

    With unemployment at a record high, there's some good news for job seekers. The Workforce Investment Board is having Grand Openings for two One Stop Career Centers in San Luis Obispo County. The centers offer Internet access, phones, and fax machines needed for job search purposes; job listings, career... more »
  • Cuesta College invites the community to take part in focus groups

    March 24, 2010 12:06 PM

    Cuesta College is asking for the community's help to create a better future for the school. It's holding four community focus groups Wednesday and Thursday nights all over the Central Coast, in effort to help Cuesta College improve its strategic planning efforts. Wednesday night, there will be a... more »
  • Cuesta College holds "Cash for College" night for high school seniors

    February 9, 2010 12:45 PM

    San Luis Obispo county high school seniors get the chance to grab some cash for college. Cuesta brings soon-to-be college students and financial experts together in its annual "Cash for College Night," which begins at 5:00p.m. Tuesday. Students taking part will learn how to apply for financial aid and scholarships.... more »
  • Cuesta College accreditation status sparking concern among students

    February 4, 2010 8:10 PM

    For the first time ever one local community college is put on probation, now students are wondering what it means for them. Cuesta College has not lost its accreditation, but a commission says some changes need to be made to keep that from happening. The Accrediting Commission for... more »
  • Cuesta College placed on probation by accrediting commission

    February 4, 2010 2:51 AM

    Cuesta College is now on probation. The school learned about the status change Wednesday from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. Last January, that same commission placed the college on warning status. Cuesta was given nine recommendations on areas where it needed to improve. The commission... more »
  • Cuesta College cuts could flood Hancock College summer enrollment

    February 3, 2010 9:37 PM

    Hancock College may have its hands full this summer after Cuesta College announced it's eliminating most of its summer courses. Cuesta says it had to cut the classes due to a lack of funding. Many of those students may look to attend Hancock College instead. That would create more... more »
  • Cuesta's president speaking out about cutting classes

    February 3, 2010 9:11 PM

    The President of Cuesta College is speaking up about those big classroom cuts. Around 150 classes are being cut this summer due to the economic downturn. Classes on emergency medical services, nursing and psychiatric technician training remain on the schedule. Cuesta's President said many campuses are having problems and this... more »
  • Cuesta College will drastically cut summer classes

    February 2, 2010 3:48 PM

    Cuesta College announced Tuesday that a majority of its summer semester classes will be eliminated this year because of the economic downturn. Most classes will be eliminated for the 2010 summer semester. The only exceptions are certain health and education courses. Cuesta says it had to cut the... more »
  • Cuesta College announces interim president

    December 10, 2009 12:17 PM

    The Cuesta College Board of Trustees has announced that Dr. Gil Stork has been appointed as the college's interim superintendent/president. Dr. Stork will begin his new position on January 1, 2010 pending approval of a contract. He will serve in the interim position for about a year or until... more »
  • Cuesta's president speaking out for first time since resignation

    November 30, 2009 8:26 PM

    Cuesta College President David Pelham sat down with KSBY News for the first time since announcing his resignation. Here are the facts first-- Pelham will be leaving Cuesta College at the end of December. He started at the school in March of 2008. Pelham has accepted a job serving as... more »
  • Cuesta's president talking for the first time since announcing resignation

    November 30, 2009 1:05 PM

    Earlier this month, KSBY News reported Cuesta College President Dave Pelham announced his resignation. Pelham sent an e-mail to the campus community saying he would be leaving at the end of December and accepted a job overseas. Pelham began his tenure March 3, 2008. His tenure will be the shortest... more »
  • Cuesta College's Hollister Bridge to reopen ahead of schedule

    November 30, 2009 7:09 AM

    A bridge that provides a shortcut between Cuesta College and San Luis Obispo is slated to reopen two months ahead of schedule. Cuesta College's Hollister Bridge is expected to open Tuesday morning at 6:00a.m. The bridge was closed for construction on June 1, 2008 and wasn't supposed to reopen... more »
  • Cuesta College student diagnosed with meningitis

    November 23, 2009 9:58 PM

    San Luis Obispo County health officials have diagnosed a Cuesta College student with bacterial meningitis, a rare, but sometimes fatal infection. The student is a 19-year old man. He is undergoing treatment at Sierra Vista hospital. Students on campus have been notified of the situation by email and on the... more »
  • Cuesta College student has rare bacterial meningitis

    November 23, 2009 1:20 PM

    A spokesperson for Cuesta College has confirmed that one of its students has been diagnosed with a rare case of meningitis. The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department says the 19-year-old student tested positive for Meningococcal Meningitis, a rare infection that kills about 125 people each year. There are... more »
  • Cuesta College to appoint interim President as Pelham accepts Persian Gulf post

    November 17, 2009 2:14 PM

    Cuesta College today announced that the school's president has accepted a job as president of a college in the United Arab Emirates. Dr. David Pelham announced his resignation yesterday in an e-mail to Cuesta College staff, faculty and students. Cuesta College will appoint an interim president to fill Dr.... more »
  • Cuesta President's letter of resignation

    November 17, 2009 1:25 PM

    The President of Cuesta College, Dave Pelham, announced his resignation yesterday in an e-mail sent to students. Here's the complete text of the e-mail: From Dave's Desk 11-16-09 As many of you are aware, I will be off campus for several days due to a surgical... more »

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