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Folsom Lake College – Our Kids – Feb. 2015

Jan 29, 2015 12:31PM, Published by Style, Categories: In Print, Community


President of FLC, Dr. Rachel Rosenthal



Here in Folsom, Rancho Cordova and Placerville, Folsom Lake College is part of the Los Rios Community College District. Their vision statement says it all—everyone at the college “inspires excellence and provides educational opportunities to enrich and empower students.”

The main campus, located in Folsom, is a beautiful school with every amenity any of the approximately 8,000 students could possibly need. “We offer our students state-of-the-art facilities that are unsurpassed,” says President Dr. Rachel Rosenthal. “Our faculty and programs prepare students for transfer to a four-year college or university and for the workforce.” The Folsom campus’ first-class visual and performing arts center, the Harris Center—which brings world-class productions from across the globe—is the only community college in the state to offer students this unique instructional opportunity. With the support of the local community through the passage of bond measures, the Folsom campus is adding a new gymnasium, which will complete the ultra-modern athletics complex that opened last year. 

Centers located in Rancho Cordova and Placerville also fulfill the educational needs of their communities. “Folsom Lake College is changing the face of Rancho Cordova,” Rosenthal explains. A new facility, at the corner of Folsom Boulevard and Paseo Drive, will welcome students later this year—tripling the student population served and courses offered, as compared to the current location on Rockingham Drive.

At the El Dorado Center in Placerville, the college is in the process of expanding their student lounge, which will offer a larger area for students and student clubs to meet. “We’re all about providing access to [superior] public higher education to our communities,” says Rosenthal. “With the commitment and passion of our faculty and staff, combined with the college’s wonderful facilities, we are one of the best in the state.”


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