||Dr. Andrew C. Jones, Chancellor of the Coast Community College District (CCCD) has established an innovative forum for creativity within the colleges of the CCCD. Coast Launchpad is a environment where creative solutions and futuristic thinking is encouraged and rewarded. In its inaugural year, Dr. Jones hosted the Coast LAUNCHPAD INITIATIVE, a creative contest where teams worked together to develop innovative methods to increase student success. The Coast Launchpad initiative is one example of his leadership and insight into the future of higher education.