Past Reports

2017 Commissioner College Results

College in a nutshell:

Attendance: 187
Classes Taught: 42 in 9 tracks
Basic Training Offered: UC Basic, RT Basic and  DC/ADC Basic Training
Degrees Awarded: 58 (33 Associates, 9 Bachelors, 14 Masters, 2 Doctorates)

2016 Commissioner College Results

College in a nutshell:

Attendance: 203
Classes Taught: 41 in 9 tracks
Basic Training Offered: Unit Commissioner Basic and DC/ADC Basic Training
Degrees Awarded: 54 (23 Associates, 19 Bachelors, 9 Masters, 3 Doctorates)

 

2014 Commissioner College Results

College in a nutshell:

Attendance: 243
Classes Taught: 40 in 9 tracks
Basic Training Offered: Unit Commissioner Basic and DC/ADC Basic Training
Degrees Awarded: 89 (37 Associates, 24 Bachelors, 17 Masters, 11 Doctorates)

 

2013 Commissioner College Results

College in a nutshell:

Attendance: 220+
Classes Taught: 39 in 9 tracks
Basic Training Offered: Unit Commissioner Basic (24 students) and DC/ADC Basic Training (22 students)
Degrees Awarded: 116 (51 Associates, 35 Bachelors, 18 Masters, 15 Doctorates)

 

2012 Commissioner College Results

We saw a tremendous increase in attendance of 25%, 260 up from 208 in 2011, probably due in part to our keynote speaker, Tico Perez, National Council Commissioner.

As Tech dean I want to especially thank Alan and Donna Wofson and Dewey Philips for technical support at the college, our webmaster Pat Terman who made the whole signup and degree production process so simple, Pac Sky for accounting support, and my partner on the Academic side, Bill Nay. Adminsitrative leadership from Redwood empire and Mount Diablo Silverado Council was fantastic especially with the key leaders Bruce Mayfield and Bill Phelon. Joe Darr, Mt Diablo Silverado Council field director provided alot of support and brought out a number of professional staff the day of the college to make logistics run smoothly.

Bill and I are stepping down and will be succeeded by Phil Mulvihill and Alan Wolfson respectively. It has been a rewarding experience and I am proud to have been part of the tradition that is the Nor Cal Commissioner College. We can all be proud that much of our college format has been adopted in the national course now being taught at Philmont.

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Wick Smith

College in a nutshell: Attendance: 260+
Classes Taught: 31 (+ two training sessions)
Staff and Faculty: 47
Basic Training Offered: Unit Commissioner Basic (40 students) and Roundtable Commissioner Basic (17 students).
Degrees Awarded: 104 (42 Associates, 30 Bachelors, 15 Masters, 17 Doctorates).
Councils Served: 14
Farthest Away Student from Tulsa Oklahoma – 1735 miles

 

2011 Commissioner College Results

Our 2011 College was a wonderful success thanks to the work of our Council Commissioners, Assistant
Deans, numerous staff and Faculty (instructors). We had the benefit of a wonderful facility, Mission
Valley College. Our host Councils, Alameda, Piedmont, and Santa Clara County did a great job of putting
all of the pieces together. Our College also has the added benefit of providing a forum for 9 Northern
California Councils to work together on a common goal, supporting you the Commissioners.

This year was the first one for both of us to take over the Academic and Technical Dean functions. The
fantastic support from college staff and instructors made this far easier. Our webmaster and
past Registrar Pat Terman gave us the critical support we needed to carry on the College. Accounting
support from PacSky council was critical to our success as well. We also continued our tradition of
having top speakers including Jan Perkins from Area 3 and Matt Meyers, as well as a wonderful welcome
by Dr. Laura Jones of Mission Valley College.

Finally, we want to acknowledge you the participants of our college. The camaraderie, sharing, and
participation makes this event so much more than just another training opportunity. We come away
with our love of Scouting and sense of purpose as commissioners reinvigorated because of you.

Bill Nay, Academic Dean

Wick Smith Technical Dean

College in a nutshell: Attendance: About 208.
Classes Taught: 31
Staff and Faculty: 53.
Basic Training Offered: Unit Commissioner Basic (14 students) and Roundtable Commissioner Basic (15 students).
Degrees Awarded: 91 (32 Associates, 35 Bachelors, 15 Masters, 9 Doctorates).
Councils Served: 13
Greatest Distance Traveled: 545 miles – over 9 hours by car from the California Inland Empire Council

2010 Commissioner College Results

Thank you one and all for another outstanding NorCal Commissioner’s College. Things get better every year. Thanks to your efforts, we are one of the finest Commissioner’s Colleges in the country. It is hard to believe that we are ten years old.

This will be my last report of College results as the Dean. It has been a great pleasure for me during my ten years as Dean to see this college grow from a handful of courses with a handful of students to its current state. I want to thank all of those people who helped along the way to grow this to one of the finest Commissioner’s Colleges in the country and I want to especially thank those hearty few who have been along for the whole ride. I could not have hoped for better assistants and hope that I was worthy of the trust you placed in me.

Because of you, close to 1000 Commissioners have received basic and advanced training in the art of being a Commissioner. Thanks to your efforts, thousands of youth have had a better Scouting experience. They do not know to thank you, so I will, on their behalf and mine.

David Frydenlund

2010 College in a nutshell:
Attendance: About 213.
Staff and Faculty: 38.
Basic Training Offered: Unit Commissioner Basic (23 students) and Roundtable Commissioner Basic (10 students).
Classes Taught: 31
Degrees Awarded: 102 (35 Associates, 27 Bachelors, 24 Masters, 16 Doctorates).
Councils Served: 13.
Farthest Away Student from: Clovis CA (Approximately 180 miles).

2009 Commissioner College Results

Thank you one and all for another outstanding NorCal Commissioner’s College. Things get better every year. Thanks to your efforts, we are one of the finest Commissioner’s Colleges in the country. We were joined this year by Tico Perez (National Commissioner) and Sam Thompson from the National Office who gave outstanding keynotes. We also hosted the Area III training conference for half the day. The opportunity to share ideas was wonderful.

College in a nutshell:
Attendance: About 220.
Staff and Faculty: 42.
Basic Training Offered: Unit Commissioner Basic (15 students) and Roundtable Commissioner Basic (18 students).
Classes Taught: 31 (A new high).
Degrees Awarded: 91 (32 Associates, 35 Bachelors, 15 Masters, 9 Doctorates).
Councils Served: 15.
Farthest Away Student from: Henderson, Nevada (Approximately 550 miles).

2008 Commissioner College Results

Thank you one and all for another outstanding NorCal Commissioner’s College. Things get better every year. Thanks to your efforts, we have become one of the finest Commissioner’s Colleges in the country.

Some mini-facts to back this up:
Attendance: About 200.
Staff and Faculty: 42.
Basic Training Offered: Unit Commissioner Basic and Roundtable Commissioner Basic (About 15 students completed each of these courses).
Classes Taught: 26
Degrees Awarded: 77 (24 Associates, 32 Bachelors, 18 Masters, 3 Doctorates).
Councils Served: 12
Farthest Away Student from: Greater Bakersfield, California (Approximately 300 miles).

2007 Commissioner College Results

Thank you one and all for another outstanding NorCal Commissioner’s College. Things get better every year. Thanks to your efforts, we are on track to becoming one of the finest Commissioner’s Colleges in the country.

Some mini-facts to back this up:
Attendance: Just over 200.
Staff and Faculty: 34.
Classes Taught: 24, plus Unit Commissioner Basic and Roundtable Commissioner Basic.
Degrees Awarded: 60 (21 Associates, 23 Bachelors, 14 Masters, 2 Doctorates).
Councils Served: 12
Farthest Away Student from: Henderson, Nevada (Approximately 575 miles).