Retirement Gala

Retirement Gala

A legacy of achievement

The San Diego Community College District will honor its longtime leader on September 18, 2021 during A Legacy of Achievement: A Tribute to Chancellor Constance M. Carroll, Ph.D. Benefiting the San Diego Promise. The evening gala to celebrate the Chancellor’s 17-year career leading the District will be held at the San Diego Mission Bay Resort. For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, contact Lisa Cole-Jones at

Event info

Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception
6:30 – 9 p.m. Dinner and Program

Location: San Diego Mission Bay Resort
1775 E Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA 92109

Parking: Complimentary self-parking and valet available

Attire: Cocktail or Business

COVID-19 Protocols

The safety, health, and comfort of our guests are of paramount importance to the San Diego Community College District, the Promise Development Committee, and Dr. Carroll. In keeping with the protocols of many other organizations that are holding events, we have constructed the following protocols with your well-being in mind. 

First and foremost, the Legacy of Achievement gala will be held entirely outdoors in a picturesque garden setting. In addition, all guests are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or obtain a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours preceding the event and present documentation of such in order to attend the event. 

If you are attending the event and have any questions, regarding submitting your documentation as required above, please call Lisa Cole-Jones at (619) 388-6692.

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Special Thanks To Our Event Sponsors

platinum sponsor

Union bank logo


Gold Sponsors

Dr. Constance M. Carroll*
California Community College Baccalaureate Association logoChancellor Emerita,
San Diego Community College District
* Personal contribution

San Diego College of Continuing Education Foundation logo

Womens Foundation logo

GAFCON logo UC San Diego Logo US Bank


Cal State San Marcos logo Palomar College Logo MiraCosta College Logo




Colby Family
Charitable Fund

Community College League of California
Los Angeles Community College District Logo

Monarch school logo

Nationa University logo
 San Diego City College  Mesa College logo Miramar College logo 
 San Diego Padres logo

Point Loma Nazarene logo


San Diego Foundation logo 

San Diego City College Department of Exercise Science and Athletics

City College Atheletics logo

 San Diego State University logo
University of San Diego logo 

SDCCD/District Office Executive Administrators


San Diego Community College District Board of Trustees





Cal Coast Credit Union logo


Floral and Décor Sponsor

Continuing Education logo 


Media Sponsors 

NBC San Diego


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