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To Join the Chancellors Circle

The Chancellors Circle is the College of the Canyons Foundations most prestigious leadership support group. This group is comprised of prominent community leaders, local business executives, companies, successful alumni and other individuals who are dedicated to the successful alumni and other individuals who are dedicated to the success of COC and its students.       

Graduating Student                 

Membership Changes Lives

Your contributions to the Chancellor's Circle allow the Foundation to support new projects with far-reaching implications.  The College of the Canyons Foundation and the Chancellor's Circle Steering Committee work dilligently to fund innovative programs, new unfunded projects and initiates that support student success.   

Once such area of support is the Chancellor's Circle Mini-Grant program for faculty.  Since inception, the Chancellor's Circle Mini-Grant program has awarded more than 130 Mini-Grants of $1,000 to faculty.  

With Your support, the Chancellor's Circle will work to achieve the following three goals:

  • Fund innovative programs that assist students in affording college and eliminating roadblocks to education.
  • Provide members unique access to professional development opportunities, faculty presentations and special events.
  • Cultivate an integrated and diverse network of supporters where members can share innovative ideas and serve confidently as College of the Canyons ambassadors throughout the region.

Membership Makes a Difference

The Chancellor's Circle helps to fund innovative projects that support student success and respond quickly to the needs of the College.  While there are dozens of examples, here are a few projects recently funded by the COC Foundation:

  • The First-Year Promise Program
  • The MakerSpace
  • Civic Engagement
  • The Sustainability Center
  • Early Childhood Education iPad Project
  • College of the Canyons Institute for Culinary Education

The Chancellor's Circle Mini Grant program is funded exclusively by the membership fees from the Chancellor's Circle.  Mini-Grants allow full-time faculty to design and deliver unique projects for their academic feild of student and students - experiences that our students would not otherwise have.  Since inception, more than 130 Chancellor's Circle $1,000 Mini-Grants have been awarded to College of the Canyons faculty.  Here are just a few projects funded by the program:

  • Human Trafficking Forum
  • Future Business Leaders of America Student Team
  • Just Jazz Student Performance at Jazz Monterey Festival
  • Biodiversity Campus Project
  • Model U.N. Student Team
  • Open Educational Resources Project
  • COC Competition Speech Team
  • Leadership Opportunities for COC Honors Students
  • Cancer Awareness Conference Series
  • Military Reception & Veteran Employment Event
  • Mobile Human Cadaver Simulation Table

 

Chancellor's Circle Virtual Business Briefing

Welcome to the Chancellor's Circle Virtual Business Briefing Series, on behalf of Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook, College of the Canyons Chancellor, and the College of the Canyons Foundation.  As we are navigating this unprecedented time for our community, nation and world it has never been more important to come together as a community, help one another and stand together - even if we are to do this at a distance and/or remotely.  We hope these calls hosted by the Chancellor's circle will not only be a place of helpful information, but also a source of community and support for one another.  Many of you have spent decades supporting the success of students at College of the Canyons, we hope your continued involvement with the College means you are able to find support in your professional endeavors as well.

To see past Business Briefings:

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Membership Access & Benefits

Membership in the Chancellor's Circle is a philanthropic investment supporting the future success of College of the Canyons and our students.  In appreciation of this investment, the COC Foundation is pleased to offer a unique package of benefits for Chancellor's Circle members. All members received the following benefits, in addition to the benefits outlined for each giving level.

  • Access to member-only recognition events and networking receptions
  • One (1) Staff Parking Pass
  • Donor recognition on electronic campus marquees
  • Access to Professional Development workshops and scholarly presentations
  • Cougar Fooball & Basketball season passes
  • Discounted use of University Center meeting rooms (non-profit rate)
  • Tickets to student performances at the Performing Arts Center

Advocate Level

  • (2) Two Tickets - Chancellor's Circle Dinner
  • (4) Four Tickets - Business Breakfast Briefing with Member Q & A

Leader level

  • (2) Two Tickets - Lunch at COC's Institute for Culinary Education (iCuE)*
  • (4) Four Tickets - Chancellor's Circle Dinner
  • (6) Six Tickets - Business Breakfast Briefing with Member Q & A

Champion Level

  • (4) Four Tickets - Lunch at COC's Institute for Culinary Education (iCuE)*
  • (6) Six Hours - Use of University Center meeting space
  • (6) Six Tickets - Chancellor's Circle Dinner
  • (8) Eight Tickets - Business Breakfast Briefing with Member Q & A

Visionary Level

  • (1) One complimentary 3' x 6' Stadium Banner
  • (8) Eight Tickets - Lunch at COC's Institute for Culinary Education (iCuE)*
  • (12) Twelve Hours - Use of University Center meeting space**
  • (8) Eight Tickets - Chancellor's Circle Dinner
  • (10) Ten Tickets - Business Breakfast Briefing with Member Q & A

*Benefit based on availability

** Mon - Friday; Based on availability; Applies only to Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center Classrooms or Conference Rooms

  • (1) One complimentary 3' x 6' Stadium Banner
  • (8) Eight Tickets - Lunch at COC's Institute for Culinary Education (iCuE)*
  • (12) Twelve Hours - Use of University Center meeting space**
  • (8) Eight Tickets - Chancellor's Circle Dinner
  • (10) Ten Tickets - Business Breakfast Briefing with Member Q & A

*Benefit based on availability

** Mon - Friday; Based on availability; Applies only to Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center Classrooms or Conference Rooms

             

               CHANCELLOR'S CIRCLE MEMBERS

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VISIONARY 

Five Point

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital

Landscape Development

Scorpion

 

CHAMPION

Heritage Sierra Medical Group

 

LEADER

Honda Performance Development, Inc.

Leo A. Daly

Southern California Gas

Visual Terrain, Inc.

ADVOCATE

Advanced Audiology

Melina and Mike Berger

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Budman

Nicolas Cardenas

Chick-fil-A Valencia Town Center

Gary and Diana Cusumano

DLR Group Architects

Diane and Robert Fiero

Anna Frutos-Sanchez

Lou and Rita Garasi

John Garzon

Tim Honadel

Kaiser Permanente

Kitchell

Joe and Kathy Klocko

Tom and Colleen Lee

Victoria and Scott Leonard

Logix Federal Credit Union

Math Support Services, Inc.

Jim and Jill Mellady

Terrance and Vanessa Meyer

Mitzi and Randy Moberg

Newhall Escrow Co.

Skip Newhall

NE Systems, Inc.

Piper Jaffray & Co.

Princess Crusies Community Foundation

ReMax of Santa Clarita

Schools First FCU

Shepard Insurance Agency

Joyce Shulman

Jack and Diane Stewart

UCLA Health

Dr. Dianne and Mr. Roger Van Hook

Via Promotionals

Christopher and Autumn Walker

Wells Fargo

Westfield Town Center

Dennis Witzel and Sheila Chovan