|by: Carol Gniady|
|Dr. Alex Johnson on his cell phone outside of Delgado's temporary headquarters after Hurricane Katrina|
|Ed McGee trained faculty members on how to use the Blackboard online classroom|
|Volunteers helped with City Park's Moss Memorial Library remediation|
Delgado’s recovery aided New Orleans’ return to normality as students pursued degrees and took steps to better lives, supporting our community through their work and residency. Katrina left an indelible mark on all, but the College’s forward gaze helps focus on student success and continuing the rich heritage of service to community.
|Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Jefferson LTC/Delgado Allied Health and Nursing Center of Excellence|
In 2007, Dr. Johnson accepted the presidency of the Community College of Allegheny County system in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Ron Wright joined the College in 2008 and was chancellor in 2010 when Louisiana Technical College Region 1 became Delgado Community College’s Technical Division. This change is providing Delgado students with a seamless, full range of options from technical skills training to comprehensive liberal arts education. Once again, Delgado is the leader in providing the most progressive technical training in the state, preparing students to take advantage of the numerous jobs in trades such as automotive technology repair and collision repair, barber styling, cosmetology, carpentry, A/C and refrigeration, machine tool technology and welding. With Technical Division sites located in Metairie, Harvey and New Orleans East added to existing locations at City Park, West Bank, Northshore, Charity School of Nursing and the Maritime, Fire, Radar and Industrial Training facility, Delgado covers all the bases for the greater New Orleans region.
As the decade came to a close, Delgado celebrated its increased capacity for service through expanded locations and abilities, and the largest enrollment in the College’s history: 18,767 in the fall of 2010. Twenty-five percent of these students were taking online courses, whereas the College had just begun to offer courses over the Internet in 1996 to only 25 students. Clearly, the 2000s compressed our world, quickened our pace and enabled greater reach through technological innovations to meet growing trends and student expectations.