Office of the President

Welcome from the President

Robert Frost

Welcome Students:

Depending on your goals, College of the Siskiyous is the ideal place to begin, continue, or complete your higher education. We take great pride in the outstanding teaching, support services, and low cost we are able to offer our students, and our community.

Faculty, staff and administrators at COS are here for a reason: we are all passionate about student success, and your future. We all made conscious, career decisions to work in community colleges because these institutions exist for the purposes of bettering lives, creating new opportunities, and developing our communities. We hope, when you come to our campuses, that you feel this passion too!

Even as funding declined in recent years, we have made big investments in our educational programs. We have new Health Sciences, Emergency Services, Fire, and Natural Sciences buildings. Additionally, we have renovated lodges (dorms) learning labs, upgraded computer classrooms, and have major improvements “on the drawing board” for the years’ ahead.

COS is one of the few community colleges in California that encourages students to move here to attend college. We have residential lodges, full food service, rental housing nearby, and a supportive community for our student population. In addition to state-level Athletics program, our Theater, Music, Arts, Sciences and career programs are rated “excellent” by most of our students.

Unlike big city colleges, we take pride in being an “academic village” that exists to serve and mentor our students. When you attend College of the Siskiyous, you will work with advisers, counselors and faculty mentors who will learn who you are, what your interests include, and help you determine the direction you want to go. As a small town college at the base of the stunningly beautiful, 14,000 foot high Mt. Shasta, you will be both humbled and inspired by our learning environment.

If you are thinking about your future, we hope you will consider College of the Siskiyous your #1 choice. If you are already here, we need to know how we can help you succeed in your educational and career goals. And if you are coming back to college, we want to help you succeed in attaining the skills you need to help us advance Siskiyou County and the State of California.

Robert Frost, Ph.D.
Interim Superintendent/President