IN RECOGNITION OF REGINA STANBACK STROUD; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 69
(Extensions of Remarks - April 29, 2019)

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                IN RECOGNITION OF REGINA STANBACK STROUD

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                           HON. JACKIE SPEIER

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                         Monday, April 29, 2019

  Ms. SPEIER. Madam Speaker, I rise to honor Dr. Regina Stanback Stroud 
as she retires from her position as President of Skyline College and 
from the San Mateo County Community College District. She has made 
extraordinary contributions to education throughout her entire career.
  Dr. Stanback Stroud holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from 
Mills College in Oakland, a Bachelor's in Nursing Sciences from Howard 
University, a Master's in Human Relations from Golden Gate University 
and a Master's in Educational Leadership from Mills College. There can 
be little doubt that, as a role model, young women, especially women of 
color, may look to Dr. Stanback Stroud and see themselves following in 
her footsteps.
  When President Obama needed an advisor on college costs and 
affordability, he recruited Dr. Stanback Stroud to serve on his 
advisory committee. She's been a visiting professor at Mills College 
and served as an adjunct professor in the San Francisco State 
University Educational Leadership Doctoral Program. She is the 
publisher of works on women of color in leadership, workforce and 
economic development, and antipoverty programs in community colleges. 
For all these accomplishments and more, Dr. Stanback Stroud is rightly 
recognized throughout the nation as an educational leader and a person 
who has worked effectively to increase the diversity of education and 
science.
  Under Dr. Stanback Stroud's leadership, Skyline College made dozens 
of innovative changes. The Skyline Promise Program makes community 
college affordable to residents by offering fee waivers, support with 
transportation, food and books. Skyline's Equity Institute administers 
institutional assessments, publishes research and instructs its 
professionals in how to be inclusive and inquisitive. Skyline is one of 
15 community colleges in California that offers a bachelor's degree 
program. Students may earn a Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care. 
Its MIT inspired fabrication laboratory is part of a global network 
offering entrepreneurs the opportunity to test new devices without 
having to pay the enormous fees of a conventional fabrication 
laboratory. Under her leadership, Dr. Stanback Stroud launched a STEM 
Center which will be the hub for students who identify goals in 
technical careers such as biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, 
chemistry, computer science, engineering, health and related fields.
  San Mateo County's economy has changed enormously in the last 40 
years. It shifted from a mixture of agriculture and tourism to high 
technology in software, pharmaceuticals and finance. International 
trade now dominates our local economy. Dr. Stanback Stroud recognizes 
the importance of international students in maintaining our county's 
economic advantage. Skyline College has a Global Learning Program and 
Services Division that is dedicated to expanding international 
awareness and study abroad opportunities for the college and community, 
complete with a passport processing office that serves thousands of 
community members annually. She has established a Dream Center that 
helps undocumented immigrant students by training these students in 
leadership skills and by advocating for access and equity within higher 
education.
  America is stronger when everyone is pulling together. Through her 
devotion to opportunity and to diversity, to students as young as 16, 
to incorporating international students at Skyline, Dr. Regina Stanback 
Stroud built a solid foundation for the future prosperity of her 
students and our community. Skyline College is an exciting and 
adventurous community college because it reflects its leadership. I 
salute Dr. Regina Stanback Stroud as she retires. She will be 
remembered as a force of nature at Skyline College because she dared to 
dream big and she delivered.

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