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 Warmly welcoming our new Chancellor, Dr. Jowel Laguerre!

Odell Johnson Theatre, Laney College

District Flex Day August 19, 2015


Special Guest

Congresswoman Barbara Lee

A Peralta alumna, Congresswoman Barbara Lee has served East Bay voters since 1998. She was the first woman to represent the 9th District and is also the first woman to represent the 13th District. Lee was the Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and serves on many other Congressional committees and caucuses. Lee is notable as the only member of either house of Congress to vote against the authorization of use of force following the September 11, 2001 attacks. She is also known for her stance as an advocate for educational and social justice issues.




8:30am Continental Breakfast Theatre Lobby
9:00am Welcome & Introductions Miriam Zamora-Kantor, Staff Development OfficerMeredith Brown, President, Board of Trustees
9:15am Special Guest Barbara Lee, US Congresswoman, 13th District of California
9:30am Introduction of Our New Chancellor Meredith Brown, President, Board of TrusteesJowel C. Laguerre, Ph.D., Chancellor
9:45am Shared Governance Cleavon Smith, President, District Academic SenateEd Jaramillo, President, PFT, AFT Local 1603. James Blake, President, District Classified Senate, Aby Brewer, President & Matt Lanza, Rep., SEIU Local 1021,Rick Putz, Business Rep., Stationary Engineers, Local 39
10:15am Announcements Miriam Zamora-Kantor, Staff Development Officer


10:45am Special Interlude Theatre Auditorium
11:00am State of the District Address Jowel C. Laguerre, Ph.D., Chancellor
Noon Catered Lunch Laney Cafeteria/Quad



College Flex Days Thursday and Friday!!!

Laney Flex Days

Merritt College Flex Days

Please contact your BCC and COA Professional Development Committees and college Presidents for details of college flex days at these campuses.

I am looking forward to working with you in this coming year,

Thank you,

Miriam Zamora-Kantor,

Staff Development Officer  

(510) 466-7313


Wednesday CTE Faculty FLEX DAY Meeting Agenda Aug. 19 2015

Program Review 2015

Peralta Educational Services




Who is Eligible?
Professional Development leave, with pay, may be granted to regular faculty members for the purpose of carrying out an approved program which will benefit the District, students, the college and the faculty member.  The faculty member must have completed at least six (6) consecutive years of regular faculty service preceding the granting of the leave.


How do I apply?
Please look for an informational workshop held at each campus next semester.  The workshop will inform interested faculty members about the application procedure and selection process.


College Professional Development Chairs:

This list will be updated soon.
Gabe Winer BCC
Rochelle Olive, COA
Kathleen Pappert, Laney
Audrey Trotter, Merritt


Where can I locate more information about Sabbaticals in the PCCD?
PFT contract Article 26, pages 1-6