On the MPC Board of Trustees, Yuri will work for you to:

Make sure MPC meets the higher educational needs of our diverse community.

Ensure MPC intentionally and thoughtfully designs culturally relevant and contextually responsive programs.

MPC students are supported to smoothly transitions continued education or employment.

Prioritize:
  • Completing the transition of MPC from a lifelong learning center to a transfer college that offers students affordable, well designed academic programs that enable seamless transfers to the 4-year college or university of their choice.

  • Ensuring MPC successfully performs in the new community college funding environment by supporting low-income, first generation, and students of color to complete rigorous academic programs.

  • Expanding and optimizing classes at the Marina Education Center to increase opportunities for students and grow revenue for the college.

  • Work with MPC faculty to strengthen partnerships with local businesses to position MPC students for success in and out of school.

  • Support the Marina High School Early College and Career initiative by ensuring MPC is an active and innovative partner to MPUSD.

Some of the leading issues facing MPC right now include:

Recruitment and Hiring of the College President
With the June 27th announcement by Dr. Walt Tribley that he will retire from his position of President/Superintendent in September 2019, the Board of Trustees will spend the next year engaged in an executive search.  The recruitment and hiring of a college President is the most transformational action the Board will make in the next 14 months.   READ MORE

Accreditation
In 2017, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Associations of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC), placed MPC on probation.  Accreditation is critical for a college. Without accreditation, many low-income students would lose the ability to attend college and/or students would not be able to continue beyond MPC to obtain a BA. READ MORE

Excelling in a Performance-Based Funding Environment
Community colleges have traditionally been funded based on the number of Full-time Equivalent Students or FTES enrolled. However, with the passage of the State’s 2018-19 budget, funding to sustain and grow the college is at-risk.   READ MORE