This short letter is written just to bring you up to date with doings of the Imperial Valley College president-superintendent.
IVC used to belong to a border consortium of colleges, starting in Brownsville, Texas, continuing westward along the Mexican border to include schools in Laredo, El Paso, Cochise, Yuma, IVC and, if I remember correctly, Southwestern in the San Diego area. That group worked on border problems like public health, for example, and programs were initiated and developed to train people in chosen fields.
IVC now belongs to a consortium that includes schools in Canada and the interior of Mexico. What we have in common eludes me, but the consortium is supposed to promote education (of course) and jobs. In June 1997 our president attended a meeting in Alberta, Canada. In June 1998 he went to British Columbia. The following year it was San Diego (could be worthwhile). In July 1999 the state of Tabasco, Mexico, was chosen. For your information it lies between the states of Campeche and Chiapas in far southern Mexico. (What we have in common with them is anybody's guess.)