LORRAINE PRINSKY, PH.D.

An experienced educator, promoting excellence at Coast Colleges for our students and community!

LORRAINE PRINSKY is a career educator interested in working to make our colleges more affordable and accessible while maintaining quality.  She is not a politician and is not an ideologue.  Her primary goals in this office is to promote quality education for our community.  She is analytical as well as pragmatic: she reads and studies all sides of any issue and collaborates with others to arrive at solutions that are best for our students, colleges and communities.  
Lorraine’s priorities:
  • Student Success: We must reduce achievement gaps and prepare all students for transfer to four-year institutions and new careers in an evolving economy.

  • Budget:  As we face serious economic challenges due to state deficits, I will work with my fellow Trustees to manage our budget, maintaining quality instruction without laying off staff so that we will remain strong for the future.  

  • Innovation and technology:  We must leverage innovation and technological by rethinking our courses and programs to keep up with a changing marketplace, especially the use of artificial intelligence and cybersecurity.

  • Full-time faculty hiring: As an experienced educator, Lorraine knows the value of full-time faculty to offer student guidance, continuity and an active presence on campus. She  continues to advise colleagues and District management to prioritize full-time faculty hiring even through difficult financial times.
     
  • Community engagement:  We must expand and improve Adult Education/Non-credit courses and programs to meet the needs of an aging population.

GOOD THINGS HAPPENING AT COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGES:
  • Trustee Prinsky Elected 2024 Board President
  • OCC Recycling Center to re-open to the public
  • Campus construction funded by Measure M has transformed all three colleges.  Please visit!

District Information:
Map of Trustee Areas
Coast Community College District 
Coast Community College Board of Trustees
                  

The Colleges:
Orange Coast College (OCC)
Goldenwest College (GWC)
Coastline College

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