Click here for Facebook Click here for Twitter Click here for LinkedIn Click here for YouTube

Hot Topic

Media Room Media Room

Donate Today!

View Calendars!



Jim Hummer Retires as Foundation Executive Director
Over the past several years while under the leadership of Jim Hummer, College of the Desert Foundation has successfully raised millions of dollars to support student success at COD. 
Without question, students are better served with academic, financial and career/work programs in place or underway. The Foundation, too, is in a better place than it was six years ago. In fact, in 2015 the Foundation was designated as being in the top 10 percent of community college foundations nationally.
"I have served three years longer than I originally committed to and the Foundation is in the strongest financial position of its 30-year history," Jim said. He was right on both counts.
The College and Foundation Board expressed their thankfulness for the many accomplishments of the Foundation under Jim’s stewardship. While leadership of the successful 30/30 and You Can Campaigns are among his most notable recent achievements, his day-to-day focus on meeting the needs of our students will be remembered.
As the board begins recruitment of Jim’s successor, Peter Sturgeon is serving as the Interim Executive Director. He can be reached by email at or by calling 760-773-2561.