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Peralta Colleges Board of Trustees Announce New Chancellor: José M. Ortiz, Ed.D., of Allan Hancock College

9 May 2012. 2 comments

OAKLAND, Calif., May 9, 2012 – The Board of Trustees of the Peralta Community College District announced last night at its Board meeting the appointment of a new Chancellor to lead the District, which includes Berkeley City College, College of Alameda and Laney and Merritt Colleges in Oakland.

José M. Ortiz, Ed.D., Superintendent/President of Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, Calif., and a former Laney College vice president, will be the next Chancellor of the 30,000-student Peralta Community College District, taking over the reins from Chancellor Wise E. Allen, Ph.D., a Peralta veteran, on July 2, 2012, pending contract finalization.

“Dr. Ortiz is a proven leader with great people skills and a sharp understanding of the challenges facing the diverse students of our four colleges,” said Board of Trustees President Cy Gulassa.

“He shows a strong commitment to building on the financial and governance reforms initiated by retiring Chancellor Allen, and will inspire faculty and staff to transform the Peralta Colleges into one of the finest community college systems in the nation.”

Ortiz was appointed Superintendent/President of Allan Hancock College in July 2005. In that position he has been responsible for a California community college serving more than 11,500 credit students and 5,500 noncredit students each semester. The college district spans 3,000 square miles in northern Santa Barbara County, and includes college campuses or centers in the cities of Santa Maria, Lompoc, Solvang and at Vandenberg AFB.

Prior to Allan Hancock College, Ortiz served as an educational administrator in several institutions of higher learning including Laney College in Oakland and Solano Community College in Fairfield, California; Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland; the University of Maryland, University College; and the University of Puerto Rico, Bayamon. Ortiz holds a doctorate degree in education policy, planning, and administration from the University of Maryland, College Park; a Master of Arts in teaching English as a Second Language from West Chester State University in Pennsylvania; and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Catholic University of Puerto Rico.

“Dr. Ortiz is well-seasoned and disciplined, an educational leader with the hands-on experience essential for guiding Peralta wisely through these historically hard times,” Gulassa added. Since 1964, the Peralta Community College District has served Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland and Piedmont by providing East Bay students of all ages with a range of educational programs and life-long learning opportunities. To learn more, please visit www.peralta.edu.

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Peralta Community College District Chooses Five Finalists for Chancellor and Holds Community Forums for Public Information

22 March 2012. 0 comments

OAKLAND, Calif., March 22, 12 – During its regular Board Meeting session on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, the Trustees for the Peralta Community College District unanimously accepted the recommendations of the Chancellor Search Selection Committee to forward five candidates for finalist interviews for the next Chancellor of the four-college district.

The District will host two public/community forums on Monday, April 9, 2012. The first is scheduled for 12 noon to 3:10 p.m., and will be held at Berkeley City College, 2050 Center Street, Berkeley; the second will take place during the evening from 5 – 8:10 p.m. at the Peralta District main office, located at 333 East 8th Street in Oakland. Members of the public are eagerly encouraged to attend these community forums to meet the potential Chancellor finalists and hear their plans about the future of the District and the colleges – Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, and Laney and Merritt Colleges in Oakland.

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Peralta Community College District, Chancellor Search Finalist Candidates

17 March 2012. 0 comments

From Dr. Trudy Largent, Vice Chancellor for Human Resources & Employee Relations

The Board of Trustees meeting during regular session on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, unanimously accepted the Chancellor Search Selection Committee’s recommendations to forward five candidates for finalist interviews for the next Chancellor. The Board of Trustees and the District greatly appreciates the dedication and fine work by the Committee regarding the selection process.

The District will host two public/community forums scheduled for the afternoon of Monday, April 9, 2012 at Berkeley City College and during the evening at the Peralta District office. More details will be announced.

Candidates are scheduled to interview with the Board on Tuesday, April 10, 2012. There will be no regularly scheduled Board meeting on April 10, 2012. The five candidates are:

1. Jack Daniels, Ph.D.
President, Los Angeles Southwest College
Los Angeles Community College District

2. Scott Lay, J.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Community College League of California

3. Jamillah Moore, Ed.D.
President, Los Angeles City College
Los Angeles Community College District

4. Jose Ortiz, Ed.D.
Superintendent/President
Allan Hancock College

5. Andreea Serban, Ph.D.
Interim Vice Chancellor for Educational Services
Coast Community College District

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