Michael Kasler—who learned English as a second language, stocked grocery-store shelves in one of his first jobs and later became Cypress College president—has spent his final day on campus prior to retirement. An unwavering advocate of students, Kasler was focused on their success throughout his 38 years in education. He enters retirement after 20 years at the California college. Previously, Kasler served the K-12 educational system for 18 years as a teacher, high school principal and assistant superintendent. In 1992, he came to Cypress College as dean of business and computer information systems and quickly moved up the ranks.