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Safe Return to Campus Town Hall Webinar on October 4, 2021

28 September 2021

Please join Interim Chancellor Dr. Jannett N. Jackson and her Cabinet team for a Town Hall meeting to discuss our Return to Campus “soft launch” plan.  This Town Hall session will take place on Monday, October 4, 2021, from 10am to 11:30am. Zoom details are below.
The meeting agenda will include:
  • Vaccination Policy Updates for Employees & Students
  • Return to Campus Planning for Classified Professionals
  • Campus Facilities Update
  • Campus Public Safety Update
  • HEERF3 Spending Plans
  • Time for Q&A

Students, employees, and community members are all cordially invited to attend.

When: Oct 4, 2021 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Town Hall: Safe Peralta Return to Campus

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
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The Town Hall meeting will be recorded and made available on the Peralta Colleges YouTube channel.

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Students: Welcome to the Fall 2021 Semester

31 August 2021

Welcome to the Peralta Colleges!  Education is a powerful path to achieving health and prosperity, and I’m so pleased you have enrolled for the Fall 2021 semester at District Office here in the Peralta Community College District.

We are here to support you every step of your educational journey. Please check in with your college Student Services office for any needs you might have.

We have Chromebook computers, WiFi hotspots, financial aid, tutoring, and other services available for you. Keep an eye out for free meals and fresh produce. We are here for you.

If your class is in-person on campus, you should know that we have a vaccination policy that needs to be followed. Here is the policy:

“As a condition of, and, for permission to access all properties controlled by the Peralta Community College District (PCCD) all students must provide proof of “full” COVID-19 vaccination (as defined by the U.S. Center for Disease Control) or submit a request for exception on medical, disability, religious grounds, or a deferral based on pregnancy. In addition, all non-COVID-19 vaccinated students will be required to properly wear Face Masks that always cover mouths and noses while on PCCD controlled property and must be tested weekly for COVID-19.”

To show proof of your vaccination, we suggest using the California Digital COVID-19 Record here: https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov/.

To access a building on campus:

  1. You’ll need to pass a screening checkpoint.
  2. Use the app called Campus Shield (for Apple iOS devices, click here; for Google Play, click here).  Please download the app and register with your student email address (with @cc.peralta.edu).
  3. Before you come to campus, open Campus Shield and click “COVID Health Assessment” to answer a few questions that help assess your COVID status.

4.  After answering the screening questions, you should get a “green screen” COVID Health Assessment Badge like this that will allow you to pass through the checkpoint and enter the building or classroom.

If you do not get a “green screen” it means that your answers indicate a level of risk for COVID-19 and you will not be allowed to enter.  If you may have answered a question in error, we have kiosks on the campuses with staff available to help you.

 If you don’t have a mobile phone: Go to a kiosk on campus to take the assessment and receive a hard-copy printout allowing you to pass the checkpoint.

Please visit the Safe Peralta website at http://safe.peralta.edu for information including upcoming opportunities for getting vaccinated, information for testing services, and more.

We look forward to seeing you this semester, whether on Zoom, on campus, or both!

Very best wishes for a successful semester,

Dr. Jannett N. Jackson

Interim Chancellor

This message was sent on behalf of Dr. Jannett N. Jackson, Interim Chancellor of the Peralta Community College District, to all incoming students on August 20, 2021. You can also read the email online here.

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District Flex Day Kicks Off the Fall 2021 Semester

31 August 2021

What a wonderful District-wide Flex Day on Thursday, August 23, 2021!
 
Thanks to Dr. Inger Stark (Staff Development Officer) for planning an informative day of talks and professional development sessions. 
 
Thanks also to the 381 people who attended the Flex Day Plenary Session – record attendance for a District Flex Day session! Officially, there were 594 total “attendees” (381 unique) with 345 as the maximum logged in concurrently. 
 
Dr. Jannett N. Jackson, Interim Chancellor, gave an informative and inspiring “Welcome” which is available on YouTube here. Dr. Jackson told the story of “Ubuntu” that was part of her August 13th update. Among many topics, she provided a recap of the special reports responding to ACCJC, FCMAT, and the Alameda County Grand Jury. She then briefed us on the COVID vaccination policy and all the work that has been done to prepare the campuses for classes beginning on August 23rd. Please watch here https://youtu.be/y7_Vry24jHM.
 
Chancellor Jackson’s talk was followed by a Leadership Panel featuring Dr. Donald Moore (President, District Academic Senate), Dr. Jennifer Shanoski (President, Peralta Federation of Teachers), Dr. Ronald McKinley (Interim Vice Chancellor, Human Resources and Employee Relations), Atheria Smith (Interim Vice Chancellor, General Services), Dr. Siri Brown (Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs and Student Success), and Antoine Mehouelley (Chief Technology and Information Officer). The video of the panel is available on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/sNoLoSohfW8
 
The full District Flex Day schedule is available here and includes links to Zoom recordings, slides, and feedback forms. 

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Chancellor’s Announcement – Back to Campus Update August 18, 2021

18 August 2021

August 18, 2021 

  

Dear Peralta Community,  

  

Thank you to all the faculty, staff, and administrators who are working so diligently to prepare for the fall semester that begins on Monday, August 23, 2021.  We’ve accomplished a lot to get ready and there’s still much to do.   

  

Vaccination Policy  

The PCCD Board of Trustees approved the first Bay Area community college district vaccination policy for students and employees, which we announced on August 5th. Employees, contractors, and students are required to show proof of vaccination (or a recent negative COVID test result) in order to be on campus. The draft administrative procedure regarding vaccinations has been posted on the Safe Peralta website and you can read it here.  We’ve also just posted the draft COVID-19 Prevention Plan.    

  

All of these documents and plans have been shared with leaders from all three collective bargaining units. We’ve met with the Peralta Federation of Teachers, and they have already indicated approval. We have met with IUOE Local 39 and they understand the policy and are not opposed. We have reached out to SEIU Local 1021 and hope to discuss with them shortly.   

  

Upcoming vaccination opportunities are posted on the Safe Peralta website. Free COVID testing for students is available at the Roots Clinic. We are investigating potential partners for on-campus testing service for students and employees.   

  

To aid with vaccination status tracking and campus access, employees should use Company Nurse online, a service offered by our insurance provider ASCIP. The screening and vaccination information submission form guide is available online at Safe Peralta.  Employees can start the process on the Company Nurse website here.   

  

Students and contractors should use the Campus Shield app. Campus Shield is available for both mobile devices and desktop computers but we recommend using the mobile app when visiting a campus. Once installed, use the COVID Health Assessment function within Campus Sheild to answer the screening questions for campus entry.   

  

We understand that many questions may come up regarding the vaccination policy.  Please send your questions to Human Resources at hr@peralta.edu.  There are FAQs posted on the Safe Peralta website, for employees and for students, and we’ll be using your feedback to get these FAQs updated.    

  

Facilities  

In my August 10th Announcement with Vice Chancellor of General Services Atheria Smith, we provided a building cleaning schedule. With “Help from HPLE” (High Performance Learning Environments), the cleaning teams have made excellent progress.  As of last night, August 17, 2021, the buildings that were prioritized for cleaning at all four colleges and the District office have been cleaned, tested, passed the tests, and are ready for use.   

  • Following CDC guidelines, plumbing for our water supply has been flushed in order to prevent Legionella and other potential problems from water systems after a prolonged shutdown.   
  • HVAC systems have been examined and we are working through the list of things discovered during that examination including the changing of air filters.   
  • Signs for posting on campuses with information about indoor mask requirements and CDC recommendations for mitigating the spread of COVID are currently being printed. These will be posted on the campuses on Friday, August 20th.   

We will open with limits on August 23rd.  DGS, working closely with IT and Risk Management, is trying to standardize the entry process for all campuses. Berkeley City College will have a slightly different access procedure given the process for facial recognition and temperature-taking already in use there. We will share the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) with the Vice Presidents of Administrative Services at each of the campuses.  

  

Buildings prioritized for opening have been cleaned and tested. Marina Security will have patrol officers stationed at those building entrances to review COVID access credentials (Company Nurse for employees and Campus Shield for students and visitors).  Kiosks will be available at Laney, Merritt, and COA to help students and employees with access to Campus Shield and Company Nurse. These kiosks will be staffed from 7:30am to 8:30pm Monday through Friday, with additional time planned for weekend classes.  

  

All campuses will have security teams patrolling 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As always, if you need to report a security or safety concern, or need an escort from a campus location to the parking lot, you can call the Campus Public Safety dispatcher at (510) 466-7236.  

  

DGS will be providing daily updates as we continue to prepare for the limited opening on August 23rd. We will be posting those updates on https://safe.peralta.edu/ 

  

Flex Day  

Please join me on Thursday morning, August 19th, to kick off the district-wide Flex Day for professional development. I’ll be sharing more about my vision for our community and the need for “ubuntu” here at Peralta.  The morning session begins at 8:30am – please register for the opening session here.   

  

The situation with COVID-19 and the Delta variant is changing rapidly and we ask for your patience as we work to maintain a safe environment for students and employees.  Please visit https://safe.peralta.edu/ to keep up with the latest developments here at PCCD.  

  

Again, thank you all for your dedication in serving the students of the Peralta Community College District.   

  

Be Safe, and Stay Well,  

Jannett N. Jackson, PhD  

Interim Chancellor 

 

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California Budget May Revise Additional Analysis

26 May 2021

Dear Peralta Community,

I want to follow up on the PCCD Announcement sent on Friday, May 21, 2021, which you can read online here: https://gems.peralta.edu/california-budget-update-the-may-revise. That was a very high level analysis of the budget, and I’d like to provide you and the Peralta Community with additional details about this fantastic budget revision proposed for the next fiscal year.

COLA
Most notably, the proposal increases the Cost of Living Adjustment or “COLA” for the Student Centered Funding Formula (SCFF) from the 1.5% proposed in January to 4.05%, reflecting a compounded adjustment of 2.3% for 2020-21 and 1.7% for 2021-22, and matching the proposed rate for K-12. It also increases the COLA for categorical slightly to 1.7% (up from 1.5%) and proposes a 5% increase for the Student Equity and Achievement and Strong Workforce Programs, new spending to expand vocational training opportunities and English as a Second Language (ESL) opportunities, support for affordability and basic needs strategies, and investments in technology.

Elimination of Budget Deferrals
The May Revision proposes to use one-time funds of $1.45 billion to eliminate budget year deferrals rather than carrying a portion of the deferrals forward as proposed in January. The deferrals would be paid back in July and August 2021.

College Affordability Zero Cost Textbook Pathways
Compared to the January proposal, the May Revision increases funding for expansion of Zero Cost Textbook pathways from $15 million to $115 million one-time. The definition of such pathways would be expanded to include low- to no-cost degrees in cases where colleges cannot eliminate the cost due to royalties paid to authors.

Grants to Dislocated Workers
The May Revision provides $1 billion in one-time federal funds to the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) to support a grant program for displaced workers who want to enroll in an education program, start a business, or engage in training to reskill or upskill. The funds would be available over approximately three years, and CSAC would disseminate the funds to the higher education segments to provide grants to individuals on behalf of the Commission. The grants would be aimed at workers displaced from their employment due to COVID-19, and could be spent on high-quality training or starting a business.

Other Changes to Financial Aid
The May Revision leaves in place proposals from the January Governor’s Budget to increase the number of competitive Cal Grant awards by 9,000 and provide access awards for foster youth, and to require high school seniors to complete a financial aid application.

Student Needs Basic Needs Centers
The May Revision includes a new proposal for ongoing funding of $30 million to support basic needs centers and coordinators. According to the Department of Finance, the proposal would allow for the integration of financial aid and basic needs centers, as proposed by the Chancellor’s Office in its Plan for an Equitable Recovery. This funding would be in addition to the January proposal for $30 million ongoing to support targeted basic needs for mental health services and access to technology.

Workforce Development Regional Partnerships
The proposal includes $250 million in non-Proposition 98 General Funds for workforce development, to be allocated to the Office of Planning and Research to provide grants to regional K-16 collaborative. The grants would require the involvement of at least one institution from all three segments, with a focus on aligning higher education with workforce needs and streamlining pathways to high-paying, in demand jobs. The proposal is intended to support five to eight grants for a collaborative modeled after the Fresno K-16 Collaborative. In a separate proposal, $20 million one-time Proposition 98 funds would be provided to the community colleges to work with the California Workforce Development Board to build on current High Road Training Partnerships and High Road Construction Careers projects, and align them with community college pathways to train and bridge students into good quality jobs in industries that support the state’s economic recovery (including construction; healthcare; information technology; trade and logistics; forestry and agriculture; manufacturing; education; leisure and hospitality; janitorial and building maintenance; and clean energy and utilities). The training partnerships are intended to target workers from disadvantaged communities and many will target industries hit hardest by COVID-19.

The May Revision includes another $50 million in one-time non-Proposition 98 General Funds for the Labor and Workforce Development Agency and $10 million in one-time Proposition 98 funds to the community colleges for Regional Equity and Recovery Partnerships. The funding is intended to provide competitive grants to regional workforce development boards for regional partnerships with community college consortia to assess demand for good quality jobs and then design short-term targeted education, training, and job placement.

Other Actions Competency-based Education
The May Revision includes $10 million one-time to support a workgroup focusing on the planning and implementation of competency-based education (CBE), including the development of a funding model to support it. The funding could be used to support work the Chancellor’s Office is already doing on CBE, and to support pilot efforts at the college level.

COVID-19 Block Grants
The May Revision includes a proposal for $50 million one-time for institutional block grants to help colleges transition back to in-person education following the shift to online instruction and other disruptions related to the pandemic.

Technology-focused Investments
The May Revision proposes $10 million ongoing for program pathways technology and program mapping. The funding is intended to expand the implementation of mapping software that helps students understand curriculum pathways to facilitate pathway choice, student progress, and completion. Colleges would be encouraged to work with their university partners to ensure that program maps facilitate student planning for transfer and streamline baccalaureate completion. The May Revision also includes $4 million ongoing to support technology allowing colleges to provide enhanced library services. It leaves in place the January proposal for $10.6 million for a more robust online education ecosystem and infrastructure.

Deferred Maintenance
The May Revision includes $314 million in one-time Proposition 98 funds and an additional $250 million in federal funds to address deferred maintenance across the system.

Online Education
The May Revision maintains a proposal for districts to adopt policies by June 30, 2022 requiring campuses to maintain their courses and programs offered via online learning programs at a level that is at least 10 percentage points higher than the amount offered during the 2018‒19 academic year

Fifty Percent Law
A second requirement related to budget levels is a statutory requirement that each district spend at least half of its Current Expense of Education each fiscal year for salaries and benefits of classroom instructors. Under existing law, a district may apply for an exemption under limited circumstances.

Full-Time Faculty Obligation
State law sets a goal that 75% of instructional hours in each district should be taught by full-time faculty. Each district has a baseline reflecting the number of full-time faculty in 1988-89. Each year, if the Board of Governors determines that adequate funds exist in the budget, districts are required to increase their base number of full-time faculty over the prior year in proportion to the amount of growth in funded credit full-time equivalent students. The target number of faculty is called the Faculty Obligation Number (FON). An additional increase to the FON is required when the budget includes funds specifically for the purposes of increasing the full-time faculty percentage. The chancellor is required to assess a penalty for a district that does not meet its FON for a given year. The Board of Governors, at their November 2020 meeting, determined that the Budget Act of 2020 did not provide adequate funding to support increases to districts’ full-time faculty hiring obligations for Fall 2021. As a result, districts may maintain FON compliance for Fall 2021 by meeting their Fall 2020 FON, Fall 2021 FON, or the percentage of instructional hours taught by full-time faculty that was achieved for Fall 2020. Districts must continue to report actual full-time and part-time faculty data to the Chancellor’s Office. While penalties are deferred and not waived, the Chancellor’s Office will continue to calculate and publish FON data for the system. Due to the robust levels of funding proposed for the 2021 Budget, we anticipate that the Board of Governors will approve full implementation of the FON for Fall 2022

The Finance team is actively working on the preliminary budget for PCCD. Thank you all for your input as the budget goes through the collaborative governance process.

Very best wishes,

Adil Ahmed

Interim Vice Chancellor

Department of Finance & Administration

Peralta Community College District

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Sign Up for Free COVID Vaccinations At Laney College

25 May 2021

PCCD and Alameda County Partner To Provide Free COVID Vaccinations

The Peralta Community College District (PCCD) has partnered with the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) to provide free COVID-19 vaccinations for Peralta students, employees, and their families. ACPHD has selected Clayworth Pharmacy to administer the free Moderna vaccinations.

The first dose will be given on the Laney College campus on Monday, June 7, with slots available from 10am to 1:30pm.  The specific location on campus is still to be determined and we expect to confirm details later this week.

The second dose will be given on the Laney campus a month later, on Wednesday, July 7, with slots available from 10am to 1:30pm. When you register for the first dose, you are automatically signed up for the second one too.

To reserve a spot, please visit https://www.primarybio.com/r/clayworthvaccine and provide the requested information (name, phone & email contact info, and home address).

It is a quick process to sign up. Clayworth Pharmacy is administering several clinics, which you’ll see on the landing page. The last step of the registration is to choose your location, so please choose “Laney College.”

We currently have 150 vaccination slots available on a first registered, first served basis, with the opportunity to expand to 300 slots upon demand. If the demand exceeds 300 people, we will work with ACPHD to add clinics potentially at the other colleges. Don’t wait though. If you want the vaccination, sign up now!

To learn more about the Moderna vaccine, click here for a fact sheet. The Moderna vaccine is FDA approved for individuals 18 years old or older.

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2021 Peralta Latinx Graduation Celebration

21 May 2021

Raices: Peralta Latinx Graduation Celebration

The Peralta Association of Chicanos/Latinos de Aztlan are very happy to be partnering with Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College and Merritt College to celebrate graduation with our Latinx students. The celebration is June 5th at 12pm-3pm. This will mark the first time the four colleges work together to honor our students.

The virtual event takes place via Zoom.  Click here to  join us on June 5th at noon!

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/97632524086#success

Know someone who might be interested in this event?  Please share our flyer

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Peralta CCD Appoints Dr. Carla Walter as Interim Chancellor

3 October 2020

Oakland, CA — On Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at their regular governance meeting, the Peralta Community College District (PCCD) Board of Trustees appointed Dr. Carla Stalling Walter to serve as the District’s Interim Chancellor effective October 1, 2020 and continuing through February 2021 or until a permanent chancellor is hired. The Board approved the contract including an annualized salary of $314,943.  Interim Chancellor Walter previously served as the District’s Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration and started serving as Acting Chancellor for the District this past July. She brings more than 20 years of successful experience in financial administration and in higher educationincluding leadership posts at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District and State Center Community College District. 

 

“We are impressed by the calm professionalism Dr. Walter brings to her work,” said Board of Trustees President Julina Bonilla. “She also brings a fresh perspective to our District with over 20 years’ experience in higher education and municipal finance leadership. She has served in diverse roles—as professor, director, dean, chief operating officer, chief financial officer, and chief executive officer—and in diverse organizations–in community colleges, public and private universities, and municipal finance. In addition, Dr. Walter is an accomplished author, speaker, and advocate for the role of the arts in community and personal improvement.” 

 

The District has made substantial progress in addressing concerns about high risk of insolvency raised June 2019 by the Fiscal Crisis Management & Assistance Team (FCMAT). At a California Community Colleges Board of Governors meeting in May 2020, the stateassigned fiscal monitor confirmed that PCCD is now well within a low risk rating on the FCMAT assessment. In addition to improving its FCMAT score, the District recently refinanced an ambitious bond program to save taxpayers nearly five million dollars, earned a higher credit rating from Moody’s, and secured millions in grant funding to provide services for students. 

I’m very honored to serve the Peralta Colleges and the District,” said Dr. Carla WalterI’m thrilled to continue working with the Board and the community to maintain the best possible educational opportunities and support services for students. I want to thank all Peralta employees for their hard work this year. Thanks to the efforts of truly dedicated faculty, professional staff and administrators,  we’ve made tremendous progress in addressing and resolving concerns raised about our finances while also moving our classes online to keep students and employees as safe as possible during the pandemic. 

 

“Dr. Carla Walter’s background in both education and finance is critical to the District’s path forward in improving our fiscal health,” said Board of Trustees President Julina Bonilla. “Serving as Acting Chancellor, the appointment of Dr. Walter as Interim Chancellor allows the District to maintain a seamless transition in CEO leadership as the Board initiates the permanent Chancellor search.”   

 

Dr. Jennifer Shanoski, President of the Peralta Federation of Teachers, said, “I’m really excited that the Board chose to select a Chancellor who has expertise in finance which we all know needs attention and support, and who has shown us a great ability to work together to try to solve problems collaboratively and collectively, and to do so in a really calm helpful manner. I think we all need a little more calmness in our days so I’m grateful for that. Congratulations!” 

 

The Board will continue its search for a permanent Chancellor and looks forward to working with the entire District community to select the best candidates for the role.  

 

More About Dr. Walter 

 

Dr. Walter also served as a tenured associate professor in business at Missouri Southern State University, coming to the field after being Chief Operating Officer in the public finance industry. As a leader in public finance, she partnered with public agency executives in California to issue and administer over $30 billion in bonds. Both her BA in economics and her PhD in Dance History and Theory were earned from the University of California, Riverside.  She earned her MBA from the California State University, San Bernardino. Dr. Walter is proud to be a graduate from Riverside Community College, where she earned an Associate in Science. Dr. Walter is a native of Los Angeles, now living in Hayward. 

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Announcement: Leadership Statement on Breonna Taylor Grand Jury Decision

25 September 2020

Dear Peralta Colleagues,

On Wednesday, a Kentucky grand jury released their decision regarding the killing of Breonna Taylor during a police raid of her apartment earlier this year. The grand jury in Louisville charged only one of the police officers involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor. More importantly, the charges handed down were not related to her death.

In a year that has sharply focused our attention on injustice, this development is another evidentiary indictment of our criminal justice system. As an emergency-room technician and EMT trainee, Breonna’s background is similar to many people studying at our colleges, in the sciences, or one of the Allied Health Programs. Her death in her own apartment is a terrible tragedy, and the lack of consequences for her killer is another stain on our national character. We must stand in solidarity; we must declare that Black Lives Matter, and we must be better than this.

We know that this has been an extremely challenging time for our community, and we know more challenges will confront us in the days ahead. Many of us are still facing the dangers of wildfire or disease on top of the pressures of longstanding systemic injustice.

Yet in times of crisis, we can be made stronger by our human connections. Please take a moment to check in with your co-workers, colleagues, friends, and family. An encouraging word and a moment of focused listening can be an important source of support for those close to us.

Also, if you are experiencing difficulty, please be aware that all Peralta employees have access to free confidential counseling through our Employee Assistance Program administered by MHN. You may find information on page 8 of this document in the section entitled “Non-Emergency Care.” Call MHN toll-free at 1-800-535-4985, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for a referral to a Participating Practitioner and to request authorization of treatment. TDD callers can dial 1-800-327-0801.

Please prioritize your health and safety during this difficult time.

With our best and sincere regards,

Dr. Carla Walter, Interim Chancellor, Peralta Community College District

Dr. Don Miller, Interim President, College of Alameda

Dr. Angélica Garcia, President, Berkeley City College

Dr. Rudy Besikof, Interim President, Laney College

Dr. David M. Johnson, President, Merritt College

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Peralta Board Begins Contract Negotiations with Dr. Carla Walter to Become Interim Chancellor

24 September 2020

Oakland, CA — The Peralta Community College District (PCCD) Board of Trustees held a special meeting on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, and today is announcing their decision to begin contract negotiations with Dr. Carla Walter to become Interim Chancellor. The goal will be to place the contract for public review and approval at their regular meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 29, 2020.

The announcement was made following an expedited search process that began in July 2020 and included input from students, faculty, classified professional staff, administrators, and community members. Dr. Carla Walter was previously the Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration at the District and has been serving as Acting Chancellor since July 18, 2020.

“Dr. Carla Walter’s background in both education and finance is critical to the District’s path forward in improving our fiscal health,” said Board of Trustees President Julina Bonilla. “Serving as Acting Chancellor, the appointment of Dr. Walter as Interim Chancellor allows the District to maintain a seamless transition in CEO leadership as the Board initiates the permanent Chancellor search.”

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