Office of the President
Welcome to Riverside City College
On behalf of our administration, faculty, classified professionals, and student leadership, I am pleased to extend a warm welcome to Riverside City College (RCC). We are thrilled to have you join our vibrant community as you begin your higher education journey.
RCC has stood as a community staple of academic excellence, fostering an environment where students thrive, succeed, and contribute to positive change locally and globally. Here, you will find not just a college but a community dedicated to your success and personal growth.
With a legacy spanning over a century, RCC proudly serves over 30,000 students annually, offering a diverse range of programs tailored to meet the needs of students from all walks of life. Whether you're pursuing career certificates, associate degrees, transfer programs to four-year colleges and universities, or seeking continuing education opportunities, RCC is committed to providing you with the tools and resources you need to succeed.
Our reputation for career education precedes us, with RCC being recognized as one of the top schools for nursing in California and the state's number one automotive apprenticeship program. We take pride in offering programs in performing arts, culinary arts, business law, cosmetology, and computer information systems, among others, ensuring that you receive a well-rounded and comprehensive education that prepares you for success in your chosen field.
In addition, Riverside City College has been nationally recognized for our commitment to diversity and inclusion, ranking 4th in the nation for associate degrees awarded to Hispanic students in 2019. This accolade underscores our dedication to serving students from all backgrounds and ensuring equitable access to higher education.
As you begin your academic journey at RCC, rest assured that you are not alone. Our dedicated faculty and staff are here to support you every step of the way, providing guidance, mentorship, and encouragement as you pursue your goals. Together, we will work towards making your time at RCC fulfilling, enriching, and transformative.
Once again, congratulations on choosing Riverside City College as your academic home. We are excited to see the incredible contributions you will make to our community and beyond. Welcome to the RCC family!
We look forward to supporting you in achieving your greatest aspirations and dreams. Go Tigers!
Claire Oliveros, Ph.D.
The RCC President Advisory Council is a diverse group of community leaders, professionals, and educators dedicated to providing valuable insights and guidance to the college president. Committed to advancing the institution's mission and enhancing its impact on the community, the council engages in open dialogue and strategic discussions, actively shaping policies and programs. Through their collective expertise, the advisory council plays a pivotal role in fostering collaboration, addressing challenges, and identifying growth opportunities, ensuring that decision-making processes are inclusive and transparent. This dynamic assembly contributes significantly to RCC's success and positive impact within the broader community, solidifying its role as a responsive and influential force in the region.
- March 2024
Coffee Chat is an opportunity for the Tiger community to engage in an informal conversation with your President. Everyone is welcome to attend.
- Thursday, February 22 | 9 am | Bradshaw Hall of Fame
- Thursday, March 21 | Coffee Chat with the President for Students
Pearls of Wisdom Series
- 16+ years of Service - Tuesday, March 26 | 9 - 10 am
- 6-15 years of Service - Tuesday, April 23 | 9 - 10 am
- Up to 5 years of Service - Thursday, May 16 | 9 - 10 am
Office Hours are held virtually via Zoom to accommodate varied schedules. No registration is required.
- Thursday, February 22 | 1 pm | Zoom | Zoom Meeting ID: 876 8888 2415 Passcode: 791810
President Request Form - Interested in booking Dr. Claire Oliveros for a meeting, speaking engagement, media request, or requesting a sponsorship? Please complete this form.
The RCC Campus News section of the website provides timely and relevant updates on events, achievements, and happenings within the college community, keeping students, faculty, and staff informed about the latest developments.
This newsletter aims to provide a central information hub for our community to celebrate and communicate achievements, initiatives, and progress aligned with our strategic goals and accreditation improvement plans.
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To reach out to the President of Riverside City College, please contact Heidi Gonsier, Executive Assistant to the President, at Heidi.Gonsier@rcc.edu or via phone at (951) 222-8804.