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Trustee Cy Gulassa Tapped To Serve California Community Colleges Board

9 February 2016

Cy-GulassaAt its regular meeting on January 26, 2016, the Board of Trustees for the Peralta Community College Districted nominated fellow Board member Cy Gulassa, Area 6, to serve on the California Community College Trustees (CCCT) Board of the Community College League of California (CCLC) for 2016.

Gulassa, a long-time advocate for California’s community colleges, has been a trustee at the Peralta Colleges since 2004. A graduate of UC Berkeley with a M.A. in English, Gulassa has taught at institutions such as Frostburg State University in Maryland and the Philadelphia College of Art, as well as teaching English at De Anza College for 30 years. He served as president of the Foothil-De Anza District Faculty Association for fifteen years and founded the Bay Faculty Association. He lectures on community college reform and governance issues and has published over 150 articles. In 1994, he was named Faculty Member of the Year and was honored by State Assembly and Senate resolutions, and a commendation from President Clinton. 

The CCCT Board helps make policy for the CCLC and advances public education with legislative and public support for community colleges. It provides education, information and help to California community college governing boards and supports community colleges throughout the state.

“It’s a pleasure to have the opportunity to play a role in CCCT’s coming of age,” said Gulassa. “CCCT is asserting itself and becoming a strong education partner in the state, meeting frequently with CEOs to develop joint initiatives and focusing on student equity and success programs.”

“CCCT is seeking wider membership on national trustee organizations and has won the right of trustees to serve on accreditation teams, a major step forward,” he added.

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Peralta’s Thuy Thi Nguyen To Serve As Interim Community College League of California President/CEO

19 December 2014

Thuy Thi Nguyen

Colleagues and Friends,

We are very pleased to inform you that Thuy Thi Nguyen has accepted our offer to serve as Interim Community College League of California President/CEO, beginning January 5, 2015.  Many of you already know Thuy — she currently serves as General Counsel for Peralta CCD. We are very grateful to Peralta Chancellor José Ortiz and the Peralta Community College District for making it possible for Thuy to serve as League Interim.

State Chancellor Brice Harris shares our enthusiasm: “We at the state Chancellor’s Office are excited to work with interim League president and CEO Thuy Nguyen. In her role at Peralta she has proven to be a dynamic and effective leader, and we are confident that her energy and talents will serve the League well as we continue to improve access and student success in our system. Ms. Nguyen is truly an impressive leader and the right choice for the League.”

Thuy’s appointment is for the duration of the upcoming legislative session, and you will be hearing from her directly in the New Year.

We wish you very happy holidays.

Cheers and Onward,

Yours truly,

Louise Jaffe
CCCT President
CCLC Board Chair
Santa Monica College Trustee

Frank Gornick
CEOCCC President
CCLC Board 1st Vice Chair
West Hills CCD Chancellor

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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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Peralta News – Merritt College Student Named to All-USA Academic Team

18 May 2011. 0 comments

Cassandra BeverlyUSA TODAY named 20 students to its 21st annual All-USA Community College Academic Team in New Orleans, honoring them for outstanding intellectual achievement and leadership, and Merritt College student Cassandra Beverly is among this list.

“I was nominated by Barbara Dimopoulos, Phi Theta Kappa advisor for the Beta Theta Lambda chapter at Merritt College.” She explains, “I can’t really answer as to why she nominated me, but I believe that she saw my drive, my leadership skills, and high academic marks”.  Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is the international honor society for the 2-year colleges. To be a member of PTK, students must have at least a 3.25 G.P.A. …morePeralta News – Merritt College Student Named to All-USA Academic Team

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