President's Advisory Group

The Cañada College President's Advisory Group is a network of community leaders who provide input, feedback and support to generate innovative resource development at Cañada College. The Group also share ideas and insight on what the community needs from Cañada College and how Cañada can be the best and most effective partner to accommodate those needs.

The President’s Advisory Group supports Cañada College leadership in becoming better connected to civic and neighborhood organizations as well as the business community. Members provide advice on a continual basis, not only on meaningful, productive networking, but on fundraising and other projects that enhance student learning and keep the College focused on being an outstanding teaching and learning organization for the residents of San Mateo County.

The President’s Advisory Group includes representatives from business, industry, government, nonprofit and other organizations whose distinctive backgrounds form a strong foundation of knowledge and support for the President of Cañada College.


President's Advisory Group


Primary Responsibilities

The President’s Advisory Group meets quarterly with meaningful discussions on how to improve the foundation of decisions that enhance how the College connects with the community. They also provide counsel to the President of Cañada College, in supporting two major events each year:


President’s Luncheon
The members of the President’s Advisory Group raise financial support for the President's Innovation Fund and the Promise Scholars Program by hosting the President's Luncheon. This event brings together individuals from around the community for a program aimed at highlighting the accomplishments of Cañada College over the past year – it’s one of the primary ways the College reports out how it benefits the community it serves. Funds raised at the luncheon support the President’s Innovation Fund and the Promise Scholars Program.


Awareness Summit
Launched in 2018, the Awareness Summit challenges students, local leaders and community members to delve into the challenges that face our community – and generate solutions that can begin to address them. Community members from the business, nonprofit, civic, academic and government sectors are invited to participate in interactive discussions on themes significant to San Mateo County.