Press Releases

Below you will find the Press Releases sent out by the Public Relations Office of College of the Desert. You can use the sort or search to assist you in finding a specific date or document.

Press Release Date Press Release Title
2023-10-19 Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee Two Seats Now Open
2023-09-20 Highly Experienced Public Information Officer to Rejoin Local College
2023-08-07 Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee Seat Now Open
2023-07-21 Strong Finances Add Up to Credit Rating Increase
2023-06-15 Interim Superintendent/President Position Offered to Laura Hope
2023-05-14 COD Project Management Team to Review Design Plans for Planned Palm Spring Campus
2023-04-21 Trustees Will Appoint New Member to Fill Board Vacancy
2023-04-18 Student-Built Tiny Home and Projects Roll Out for Public Viewing
2023-04-14 College of the Desert project management team to meet seeking to expedite Palm Springs Campus schematic design
2023-04-06 Trustee Jandt Honored for Service, Dedication to Higher Education
2023-03-20 College of the Desert to hold Public Meetings to Expedite Campus in Palm Springs
2023-03-07 ‘Monumentally Fragile’ Art Exhibition Now Open on Campus
2023-03-01 College of the Desert Alerts those Affected by Possible Data Breach
2023-02-23 Men’s Tennis Aces Top Spot in Community College Standings
2023-02-23 College Welcomes New Public Information Officer
2023-02-23 Free Tax Prep Resource Available for Students at Indio Campus
2023-01-30 Public Invited to College of the Desert Faculty and Staff Art Exhibition and Reception
2023-01-11 Hospitality Management Program Dishes up New Courses for Spring
2022-11-03 Public Invited to College of the Desert Student and Alumni Exhibition and Reception 
2022-10-28 College of the Desert’s Response to Sheriffs Active Shooter Alert
2022-10-17 Public Invited to Sign Building Beam at Indio Campus Expansion Site
2022-10-11 New Platform at College of the Desert Connects Job Fair Attendees to Employers
2022-10-06 College of the Desert Earns High Marks for Transfer Degrees, Latinx Achievements
2022-10-05 State of the College Will Highlight Progress, New Development
2022-10-04 College of the Desert Mourns Benefactor Peggy Cravens
2022-10-03 Desert Community College District Board of Trustees Candidate Forum
2022-09-27 Community blood drive on College of the Desert campus seeks to support acute supply shortage
2022-09-22 College of the Deserts’ Walter N. Marks Center for the Arts reopens with a special exhibition
2022-09-20 Board Meeting Delivers More Transparency on Palm Springs Development Project 
2022-09-12 City of Palm Springs Continues to Delay College of the Desert’s Tramview Property Sale
2022-08-01 College of the Desert to Host Virtual Community Forum for the Palm Springs Development Project
2022-07-25 College of the Desert Names Dave Vigo Interim Vice President of Administrative Services
2022-07-19 College of the Desert Restores More Services Following July 4 Network Disruption 
2022-06-23 Report Verifies Accurate Accounting of Bond Funds
2022-06-08 Commencement, special events celebrate graduates
2022-06-01 Dr. Martha Garcia Inspires Others with Commitment, Vision, Determination
2022-05-26 College of the Desert Accepting Applications for the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee Member-at-Large, West Valley and Senior Citizen Member Vacancies
2022-05-17 2022 Commencement Marks Largest Graduating Class in College’s History
2022-05-04 GradFest 2022 Offers ‘One-Stop-Shop’ for Commencement Needs
2022-04-22 College of the Desert Trustees Approve Original Cathedral City Roadrunner Motors Location
2022-04-20 Tickets on Sale for Show-Stopping Cabaret May 5-8 at the McCallum Theatre
2022-04-06 College of the Desert Special Board Meeting Update
2022-04-06 Riverside County Entrepreneurs to Pitch Ideas at ‘Shark Tank’ Style Event
2022-04-04 College of the Desert to Make Presentation at the City of Palm Springs City Council Meeting
2022-04-01 Community College Awareness Month Celebrates Accessible, Affordable Education
2022-04-01 College of the Desert Invites the Public to a Special Board Meeting
2022-03-31 New Public Information Officer Brings Local Experience and Expertise to the Job
2022-03-23 Students and Faculty Collaborate on Prenatal Yoga Video Course
2022-03-22 Black Student Success Center Supports Academic and Cultural Growth
2022-03-17 Indio Campus Expansion Slated for 2024 Opening
2022-03-10 March 14 Groundbreaking Will Kick Off Indio Campus Expansion
2022-03-09 Alumnus Revisits College of the Desert Love Story 50 Years Later
2022-03-08 Philanthropist of the Year Award Goes to Donor of California Community College System’s Largest Gift Ever
2022-03-08 College of the Desert Statement in Support of Ukraine
2022-02-17 Board of Trustees Approves New Division Map, Ensuring Equal Representation
2022-02-16 Students Build ‘Tiny Home’ That Makes Big Impact
2022-02-15 Enrollment Explodes for English as a Second Language Noncredit Courses
2022-02-14 New Voting Boundaries Will Determine Trustee Districts
2022-01-25 Trustees Shine Light on Bond-Funded Projects and Pledge Community Updates 
2022-01-19 Professor Selected for National Outstanding Dissertation Award
2022-01-19 State Grant Funds $10,000-per-student for College in Exchange for Public Service
2022-01-19 Public Hearing on Proposed Voting District Maps Set for Jan. 21
2022-01-07 Board Updates on Strategic Planning, Bond Projects and Redistricting Slated for Jan. 21 Meeting
2021-12-08 2021-12-08 College of the Desert Offers In-Person Registration Workshops
2021-12-02 2021-12-02 Spring Semester Registration for New and Current Students Opens December 8
2021-11-11 New Grant Provides Students with Extra Money for Spring Classes
2021-11-10 College of the Desert Named Statewide Latinx ‘Equity Champion’
2021-10-28 Statement from Dr. Martha Garcia, Superintendent/President at 
College of the Desert, on Decision to Relocate Roadrunner Motors
2021-10-27 Roadrunner Motors Program to Seek New Facility Location
2021-10-20 Dr. Annebelle Nery Recognized for Work Supporting Students with Disabilities
2021-10-19 COD TRiO Talent Search Awarded $1.3 Million to Help Students Succeed
2021-09-17 College Adopts COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Spring 2022
2021-09-09 College Named Finalist for Excelencia Award
2021-08-30 Fall 2021 Semester Begins
2021-08-20 Contract Approved for New Superintendent/President
2021-07-15 Martha Garcia Selected as new President
2021-06-21 College Announces Finalists in Presidential Search
2016-07-18 Higher Ed Bond on Ballot
2016-07-27 TRiO Talent Search Grant
2016-08-08 Fall Semester Begins
2016-09-12 PaCE Photovoltaic Prin and Apps
2016-09-13 COD Jazz at the Pollock, Fesmire, Waddell
2016-09-22 Candidates Forum
2016-09-22 WNMarks Exhibit, War Comes Home
2016-09-29 COD Little Shop of Horrors
2016-09-30 COD DHS Grand Opening
2016-10-03 University Transfer Fair
2016-10-18 COD Jazz at the Pollock Ron Kobayashi Trio.doc
2016-10-21 COD Receives Clean Air Award.doc
2016-10-21 Dia de los Muertos
2016-10-25 Kid Wind Teacher Training
2016-11-02 Veterans Day Ceremony
2016-11-14 Biloxi Blues at COD
2016-12-06 WNM Faculty Exhibition
2016-12-13 COD PSA Ceremony
2016-12-13 COD RN Pinning Ceremony
2016-12-16 DCCD Board Election-Officers Appointed
2017-01-12 COD Guest Author Loung Ung
2017-01-19 COD Desert X Artist Talk Exhibition
2017-01-23 WNM Desert Waters Exhibition
2017-01-27 COD Announces plEDGE Program
2017-01-27 PaCE Prof Licensed Security Officer Training
2017-01-27 PaCE Security Guard Card Training
2017-02-03 COD Jazz at the Pollock Carl Rigoli
2017-02-03 KidWind Challenge
2017-02-14 PaCE Clinical Med Assistant
2017-02-14 PaCE Physical Therapy Aide
2017-02-14 PaCE Veterinary Assistant Class
2017-03-06 FIND Food Bank food truck visits
2017-03-06 KCOD National Awards
2017-03-31 Cindy Tatsumi National ThinkFirst Award
2017-04-03 A Funny Thing Happened
2017-04-03 Jazz at the Pollock April 7 Keegan Anglim
2017-04-03 Transfer Fair
2017-04-06 Career and Workforce Solutions Center opening
2017-04-26 MA PSA Ceremony
2017-05-05 PSA Ceremony
2017-05-08 CWSC Robert St Juliana
2017-05-23 2017 Commencement Media Advisory
2017-06-21 CODe Media Advisory
2017-07-11 Media Advisory Robotics Camp
2017-08-24 plEDGE begins first school year at COD
2017-09-07 Jazz at the Pollock, Emma Larsson
2017-09-15 COD extends its plEDGE program
2017-09-18 COD urges DACA status renewal
2017-09-19 COD Marks Art Center Exhibit Beyond The Blue
2017-10-11 Aspen Prize Eligibility Announcement
2017-10-17 COD Jazz at the Pollock, Dan Waddell
2017-10-17 PaCE Hospitality Banquet Server Training
2017-11-07 COD Veterans Day Ceremony
2017-11-16 COD launches Temporary Palm Springs Campus
2017-12-07 COD Media Advisory Cyber Patriot Day
2017-12-07 COD Media Advisory Pop-Up Playground
2017-12-13 MA COD PSA Ceremony
2017-12-13 MA COD RN Pinning
2017-12-21 COD Bellwether Award
2018-01-24 COD Press Release DIGICOM
2018-01-26 PRESS RELEASE State of the College 2018
2018-01-30 COD Bellwether Award
2018-02-02 College of the Desert Faculty Art Exhibition
2018-02-07 Phillip K. Smith COD Installation
2018-02-15 COD Press Release Jazz at the Pollock Lorin Cohen
2018-04-17 COD Purchases Former Palm Springs Mall
2018-06-25 Summer Coding and Robotics for Teens
2018-06-27 Moody's Lists College as Stable
2018-07-25 SunLine and COD Provide Students Free Bus Rides
2018-08-31 COD Launches Veterans Art Exhibit
2018-10-05 Exhibition Celebrating 60 Years of COD
2018-10-15 Jazz at the Pollock Molly Miller
2018-11-05 Family Night
2018-11-21 Marks Art Center Hosts Student Art Exhibition
2018-12-12 COD recognized for student success efforts
2018-12-14 Trustees Seated and Officers Appointed
2018-12-20 KCOD Nominated Best College Radio Station
2019-01-11 ESL Classes offered at Coachella Library
2019-02-07 New Jenny Holzer Exhibition at the Marks
2019-03-12 Students in Grand Salon Culinary Competition
2019-04-05 New Appointments Strengthen Student Success
2019-05-01 Student Scholarship Art Exhibition
2019-05-28 Record Breaking 2019 Commencement Ceremony
2019-05-30 Mary Jane Sanchez-Fulton-CCCT Board
2019-06-10 Summer Session Starts Today
2019-06-25 Funding Received to Expand Online CTE Programs
2019-08-27 Marks Faculty and Staff
2019-08-28 Fall Semester Starts
2019-10-23 Marks Art Stonewall 50
2019-10-24 Homecoming 2019
2019-11-06 Jazz at the Pollock
2019-11-20 Family Night
2019-12-02 Two Art Exhibitions Celebrate Local Youth
2019-12-12 Record Breaking Family Night
2019-12-13 New Learning in Retirement Class in Palm Springs
2019-12-20 Renovated Library Debuts at State of the College
2020-03-13 COD Trustees Declare State of Emergency
2020-04-03 College Lends Helping Hand During COVID Crisis
2020-04-07 PaCE Personal Enrichment Training Opportunities
2020-04-13 3D Printing used to Protect Healthcare Providers
2020-05-01 Summer and fall classes will move online
2020-05-14 Trustee Stefan Awarded Fulfilling the Trust Award
2020-05-15 NASA Community College Aerospace Funding Received
2020-05-28 PaCE Professional Development Trainings
2020-06-22 Summer Classes Begin
2020-08-15 College Extends President Joel Kinnamon Contract
2020-08-17 2020 Graduates Celebrated with Virtual Ceremony
2020-08-25 Malware Event
2020-08-28 Fall 2020 Semester To Begin
2020-09-22 COD TRIO Receives Grant Funding
2020-09-24 COD Awarded NC3 School on the Rise Award
2020-10-20 Online Learning for 2021 Winter and Spring Terms
2020-11-16 McCallum Lease
2020-11-17 College of the Desert plEDGE to Complete
2020-12-15 Dr. Kinnamon Announces Retirement
2020-12-18 College Seats Trustees and Appoints Officers
2021-01-15 Jeff Baker Offered Interim President Position
2021-02-01 Spring 2021 Semester Begins