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Peralta News – Board Spotlight June 23, 2015

29 June 2015

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The June 23, 2015 meeting of the Peralta Colleges Board of Trustees began with a heart-felt farewell to Chancellor José M. Ortiz. It also featured the final report from outgoing District Acadaemic Senate President Dr. Karolyn van Putten. And Deputy Chancellor Gravenberg and Vice Chancellor Orkin presented a new “Multiple Measures” placement pilot program.

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Peralta News – Board Spotlight June 10, 2014

16 June 2014

The June 10th meeting began with the swearing in of new Student Trustees Jeramy Rolley and Carl Oliver. Interim Vice Chancellor Rinne presented the Proposed 2014-15 Budget. And Vice Chancellor Mike Orkin and OUSD Superintendent Gary Yee reported on the $15 million Career Pathways grant. Watch FULL meeting here.

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Dr. Michael Orkin Appointed Vice Chancellor for Educational Services

17 July 2013

Mike OrkinAt its regular meeting on July 16, 2013, the Board of Trustees, along with the Chancellor of the Peralta Community College District, Dr. José M. Ortiz, announced the appointment of Dr. Michael Orkin as the District’s Vice Chancellor for Educational Services. Dr. Orkin, who was serving in the position on an interim basis, will continue to manage educational services for the Peralta Colleges.

Dr. Orkin has more than 25 years experience as a college and university administrator. He has served as the Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs at the Peralta Colleges and as Dean of Business, Mathematics and Sciences at Laney College.

Before joining the Peralta Colleges, Dr. Orkin was Associate Dean of Science at California State University, East Bay. Also at CSU East Bay, Dr. Orkin was Professor of Statistics and Chair of the Statistics Department where he is currently Professor of Statistics, Emeritus.

Dr. Orkin has had considerable consulting experience for government and the private sector and spent two years as a managing scientist at Exponent, Inc., a Silicon Valley scientific consulting company. Dr. Orkin is an expert in statistics, data analysis and educational technology. He has published numerous research papers and has written data mining software that was featured in Wired Magazine.

Dr. Orkin has appeared in national and Bay Area media, including CNN, NBC’s Dateline, KTVU News, KPIX News, the LA Times, and ABC’s World News Tonight. He was an invited speaker in the Google Tech Talk lecture series. Dr. Orkin is the author of several books, including What are the Odds? Chance in Everyday Life.

Dr. Orkin has a Ph.D. in Statistics and a B.A. in Mathematics, both from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Peralta News – Board Spotlight February 12, 2013

20 February 2013

The February 12, 2013 meeting of the Board of Trustees started with an extensive discussion of the Financial Aid situation. While many acknowledged progress has been made, too many of our students still struggle to navigate the system. Vice Chancellor of Academic Services Michael Orkin provided a positive report on our enrollment numbers. And finally, a spirited discussion of a Board Policy regarding political activity. Entire meetings are available for viewing on the internet.

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Dr. Michael Orkin Tapped as the District’s Interim Vice Chancellor for Educational Services

9 August 2012. 0 comments

The Chancellor of the Peralta Community College District, Dr. José M. Ortiz, has announced the appointment of Dr. Michael Orkin as the District’s Interim Vice Chancellor for Educational Services. Dr. Orkin, pictured, will manage educational services for the Peralta Colleges, which includes Berkeley City College, College of Alameda and Laney and Merritt Colleges in Oakland.

Dr. Orkin has more than 25 years experience as a college and university administrator. He has served, most recently, as the Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs at the Peralta Colleges and as Dean of Business, Mathematics and Sciences at Laney College.

Before joining the Peralta Colleges, Dr. Orkin was Associate Dean of Science at California State University, East Bay. Also at CSU East Bay, Dr. Orkin was Professor of Statistics and Chair of the Statistics Department where he is currently Professor of Statistics, Emeritus.

Dr. Orkin has had considerable consulting experience for government and the private sector and spent two years as a managing scientist at Exponent, Inc., a Silicon Valley scientific consulting company. Dr. Orkin is an expert in statistics, data analysis and educational technology. He has published numerous research papers and has written data mining software that was featured in Wired Magazine.

Dr. Orkin has appeared in national and Bay Area media, including CNN, NBC’s Dateline, KTVU News, KPIX News, the LA Times, and ABC’s World News Tonight. He was an invited speaker in the Google Tech Talk lecture series. Dr. Orkin is the author of several books, including What are the Odds? Chance in Everyday Life.

Dr. Orkin has a Ph.D. in Statistics and a B.A. in Mathematics, both from the University of California, Berkeley

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