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Chancellor Search Committee

4 March 2015

At a special meeting on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, the Board of Trustees of the Peralta Community College District appointed 13 members to the District’s Chancellor Search Committee. You can view or download a complete roster of the Committee members here: 2015 Chancellor Search Committee Members The Committee will begin its work between April 8-15, 2015.

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Peralta Matters – College Presidents

27 February 2015

Peralta Matters 32: College Presidents

This month, we are talking to the Presidents of our four Peralta Colleges. First up, Laney College President Dr Elñora Webb describes the power of saying yes. Merritt College President Dr Norma Ambriz-Galaviz highlights some new projects at Merritt, including the upcoming opening of the Barbara Lee Allied Health Building and a new certificate program in Cyber-Security. Our newest President, Dr Joi Lin Blake at College of Alameda, presents her vision and leadership style. And Dr Deborah Budd helps us understand the buzz at Berkeley City College.

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Peralta News – Board Spotlight February 17, 2015

19 February 2015

Board Spotlight: 17 FEB 2015

The February 17 meeting of the Peralta Colleges Board of Trustees featured a presentation of the 2014 Student Success Scorecard. This was followed by a report on the Career Technical Education and Workforce Development programs at the Peralta Colleges. And Vice Chancellor Ikharo reported on the drawdown of Measure A Bond Funds. To view the full meeting, please visit: http://web.peralta.edu/trustees/meetings-votelog/

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Chancellor Search Public Forum

12 February 2015

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The Peralta Community College District  will be conducting  a  public forum on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., in the Boardroom, 333 East 8th Street, Oakland, for community input and feedback concerning the search for a chancellor. The forum is being facilitated by Community College Search Services.

The forum is open to everyone.

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Chancellor Search Survey Part II

11 February 2015

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Chancellor Search Survey Part II

On Tuesday, February 3, 2015, the Board of Trustees of the Peralta Community College District selected a search consulting firm, Community College Search Services, to commence with a search for the selection of the next Chancellor for the District. This is an important position, as the next Chancellor will be tasked to lead the college district in accomplishing its strategic goals and institutional objectives.

As part of the Board’s process to obtain community-wide input and feedback to help develop the position announcement, we ask that you take a few moments to answer the questions below. Your responses will be shared with the Board of Trustees and used to help develop the Chancellor search brochure. The Board anticipates the next Chancellor will start on or about July 1, 2015.

Please follow the below link and complete the Chancellor Search Survey Part II by Tuesday, February 17, 2015.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7S9VDGT

Thank you.

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Peralta TV’s Black Panthers Documentary Now Streaming

10 February 2015

Merritt College: Home of the Black Panthers (New Trailer)

In honor of Black History Month, Peralta TV is now streaming its award-winning documentary “Merritt College: Home of the Black Panthers.” The documentary won a national best college video award and was featured at the United Nations’ International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery. Previously it was only available on DVD. You can now watch the full documentary here: http://bit.ly/PanthersDoc.

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Peralta News – Board Spotlight January 27, 2015

9 February 2015

Board Spotlight: 27 JAN 2015

At the January 27, 2015 meeting of the Peralta Colleges Board of Trustees, District Academic Senate President Karolyn van Putten urged us all to re-watch the dynamic Keynote presentation by Kevin Powell at the recent Staff Development Day. The Board also received a report on important Federal Legislation. And Vice Chancellor Ikharo reported on the Measure E Bond Funds Drawdown. To view the full meeting, please visit: http://web.peralta.edu/trustees/meetings-votelog/

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Chancellor Search Survey Part I

9 February 2015

PCCD_AnnouncementChancellor Search Survey Part I

On Tuesday, February 3, 2015, the Board of Trustees of the Peralta Community College District selected a search consulting firm, Community College Search Services, to commence with a search for the selection of the next Chancellor for the District. This is an important position, as the next Chancellor will be tasked to lead the college district in accomplishing its strategic goals and institutional objectives.

As part of the Board’s process to obtain community-wide input and feedback to help develop the position announcement, we ask that you take a few moments to answer the questions below. Your responses will be shared with the Board of Trustees and used to help develop the Chancellor search brochure. The Board anticipates the next Chancellor will start on or about July 1, 2015.

Please follow the below link and complete the survey by Tuesday, February 17, 2015.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FBL68QX

Thank you.

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Find a Career in Cybersecurity: Merritt College Classes Start February 20

6 February 2015

cybersecurity image 2-5-15 Merritt College is now offering a program that can lead to a lucrative career in the in-demand field of cybersecurity. Students enrolled in the new “Applications and Infrastructure Security Programs” will learn about protecting computers, networks, programs, and data from unintended or unauthorized access, change or destruction.

Program highlights include:

  • Choice of career pathway in Applications or Infrastructure security
  • Instruction by experts who manage information security programs
  • Support by the CISE group that includes key Silicon Valley companies including Hewlett-Packard, McAfee, Autodesk, Informatica, Seagate, and Synopsys
  • Guaranteed paid internships in summer 2015
  • Completion of program in just two years
  • Expected annual salary of $60,000 to $80,000 upon completion

The first two courses in the program, which start February 20, are taught on a fast-track, 6-week schedule to move students along quickly and prepare them for the third 6-week course which starts April 10. The second half of the program, starting in the summer, will be a combination of class lectures, labs, and paid internships at local Bay Area companies.

For more detailed information, go to www.merritt.edu/wp/securityprogram or contact Program Coordinator Anita M. Black at ablack@peralta.edu.

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Peralta Colleges FM Radio Station On the Air in July

2 February 2015

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For the first time in its 50-year history, the Peralta Colleges will have its own FM radio station to provide educational programming to the community and hands-on broadcast experience to our students.

The FCC granted the Peralta Community College District a Low Power FM Community Broadcast Station license (“construction permit”) after a lengthy application process. There was plenty of competition for the broadcast licenses following a rule change by the FCC, and Peralta’s Public Information Department was successful in its bid to broadcast on one of the two available frequencies in the Bay Area.

Beginning in July, you will be able to hear Peralta’s community radio station in the East Bay at 96.9 FM. The tentative call sign is KGPC.

If you would like to get involved in Peralta’s community radio station, please contact our Executive Director for Public Information, Communications and Media, Jeff Heyman, at jheyman@peralta.edu or 510-466-7369.

Don’t forget to tune into all the great programs on our Internet radio station, 9th Floor Radio, at http://www.9thfloorradio.com/.

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Peralta TV Honors Black History Month

2 February 2015

PTV-BHM-15Peralta TV honors Black History Month with Marcus Book Stores by presenting The Julian Richardson Lecture Series. The series is a collection of author events, readings and leactures from Delroy Lindo, Danny Glover, Angela Y. Davis, Elaine Brown, Terry McMillan, Iyanla Vanzant, Walter Mosley and more. Beginning FEBRUARY 7th, 2015 @7:30P, Peralta TV will air these enriching productions. Tune in on cable channels 27 and 28 or AT&T U-verse channel 99. For more information visit us at http://peralta.tv/

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Special Board Meeting of the Peralta Community College District’s Board of Trustees to Consider Firms for Chancellor Search, February 3, 2015

29 January 2015

PCCD_AnnouncementThe Board of Trustees of the Peralta Community College District will hold a special public meeting to consider items associated with its search for the next Chancellor of the District, including the consideration of a firm to assist the District in conducting a nationwide search. The current Chancellor, José M. Ortiz, Ed.D., recently announced his retirement, effective June 30, 2015.

The special meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 3, 2015, at 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., in the District Boardroom, 333 East 8th Street in Oakland. The meeting is open to all constituency groups and members of the public.

The new Chancellor would be expected to start July 1, 2015. Search firms under consideration are:

  • The ELS Group LLC, Monterey, CA
  • Community College Search Services, Ventura, CA
  • The Association of Community College Trustees, Washington, D.C.

 

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Peralta Matters – One-Stop Career Center at College of Alameda

28 January 2015

Peralta Matters 31: One Stop Career Center

Based on the success of the One-Stop Career Center at the College of Alameda, the Peralta Colleges have opened a second One Stop Career Center at the Berkeley Adult School!

This month, we are joined by Kunda Musambacine, who has been taking advantage of the services offered at the One-Stop Career Center at the College of Alameda as he seeks a new job. Mia Taylor, the career counselor at the new One-Stop Career Center in Berkeley, describes the services offered to all members of our community. And Michael Goldberg, Peralta Director of Workforce Systems, defines the goals and strategies employed at both Centers.

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Arts & Culture – Jane Chu visits Laney College

26 January 2015

Arts & Culture: Jane Chu visits Laney College

Laney College welcomes the new Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, Jane Chu and Craig Watson, Director of the California Arts Council to celebrate the Chinese Music Program led by Sherlyn Chew.

Sherlyn is an extraordinary music teacher whose mission in life is to teach music to children from lower income circumstances using Chinese instruments. She is also founder of Purple Silk Music Education Foundation, an Oakland-based nonprofit that supports music education for inner-city youth. The program includes the Great Wall Youth Orchestra & Chorus of Laney College and the Purple Bamboo Orchestra & Chorus of Lincoln Elementary School. The mission is to instill in young people an appreciation of music from all cultures through instruction in traditional Chinese instruments. The Purple Silk Music Foundation promotes opportunities for children and youth of low-income families to receive music education from professional musicians, perform in public venues and become proficient musicians themselves.

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Peralta News – College of Alameda Maritime Program

22 January 2015

Peralta News: College of Alameda Maritime Program

The College of Alameda launched into the New Year by creating an innovative partnership with the Bay Ship & Yacht company. This new waterfront-training program welcomes everyone. Whether you’re changing careers, a returning vet, looking for a second chance or just interested in the expanding maritime field!

Read all about the new College of Alameda and Bay Ship and Yacht Maritime Painting Program right here: http://bit.ly/1C5L1rM

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