OAKLAND, Calif., November 30, 2011 – California Governor Jerry Brown appointed two individuals from the Peralta Community College District – a longtime academic senate president and administrator and a Peralta Colleges student – to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors (BOG). The BOG is the governing body that sets policy for the nation’s largest system of higher education. The new appointees are Joseph Bielanski, the Institutional Effectiveness Coordinator for the Peralta Colleges, and Jurena Storm, a College of Alameda student.
Jack Scott, State California Community Colleges Chancellor, said, “These new appointments are well qualified to help lead our system and each has been directly involved in the operation of their local district or college.”
“I welcome all four of these outstanding people to the board and look forward to working with each one of them,” said Scott.
Bielanski has been the Institutional Effectiveness Coordinator for the District and Articulation Officer at Berkeley City College since 2009. “I am honored that Governor Brown has appointed me as a faculty representative to the California Community College Board of Governors,” said Bielanski. “I know that my 21 years of experience in the Peralta Community College District will serve me well in this appointment.”