Contact Information

Thuy Thi Nguyen, J.D.
Foothill College
1900 Administration Building
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
Phone: 650-949-7200
Fax: 650-948-4244
Twitter: @FoothillPrez

Welcome Message

Welcome to Foothill College – a college with a national reputation for academic excellence and innovation, and a family of talented faculty and staff who cares deeply about your success.

As we celebrate our 60th anniversary this year, Foothill College will officially launch its service leadership initiative and provide opportunities for students to serve communities locally and globally while developing their leadership skills.

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."
– Mahatma Gandhi

One of the stated goals in the college's Educational Master Plan is to encourage student participation in leadership and activities outside the classroom that engage students with the college and the community. Foothill has a commitment to an institutional learning outcome of “community/global consciousness and responsibility” – that is, Foothill believes in creating an environment whereby students learn social perceptiveness, including empathy, cultural awareness, citizenship, ethics, interpersonal skills, personal integrity, and community service.

Studies show a growing gap between the needs of employers and the skills needed in workforce, leaving far too many quality jobs unfilled. Employer surveys also found that to be successful, students need to be proficient in leadership and non-technical skills such as emotional intelligence, teamwork, critical thinking, and communications. Furthermore, students need to have a strong sense of community as they navigate work and life.

With the service leadership initiative, Foothill College is redefining its future role in Silicon Valley in ways that will deepen how we can better serve our students, employers, and communities locally and globally. Whether you are just beginning or continuing your studies, many opportunities for involvement in service leadership await you. We encourage you to take advantage of every aspect of Foothill to enrich both your educational and social life, while serving others around you.

As your college president, I am eager to meet you and help you achieve your aspirations. We are here for you! On behalf of the faculty and staff at Foothill, I wish you every success and enjoyment in the pursuit of your academic goals.

Thuy Thi Nguyen, J.D.
President, Foothill College

President's Communiqués

JUL 2016
AUG 2016
SEP 2016
OCT 2016
NOV 2016
DEC 2016
JAN 2017
FEB 2017
MAR 2017
APR 2017
MAY 2017
JUN 2017

Key Documents

Opening Day 2016 Presentation

2016-2017 Strategic College Objectives (S.H.E.A.)

Student Equity Plan

Educational Master Plan (EMP) - Goals & Objectives

News and Announcements

FHDA District Opening Day 2016
Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016

Foothill College Opening Day 2016
Date: Friday, September 23, 2016

Chancellor Recommends Thuy Thi Nguyen as President

Planning and Resource Council (PaRC)
Visit our PaRC web page to learn about upcoming meetings.
You can also visit our governance page to learn about and find links to other shared governance groups.

Visit our Accreditation site to download our Self-Study and find out more information about accreditation efforts, our timeline and visitation by the Accreditation Team.

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