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Chancellor’s Announcement: PeopleSoft Upgrade Phase Two

15 February 2022

Dear Peralta Community,

Great news…we are moving forward with our modernization program! We are underway with Phase Two of our PeopleSoft Upgrade to modernize our technology and improve our business processes, both of which will help us better serve students, employees, and vendors of the District.

 

Background and Context

Phase One was the upgrade from PeopleSoft version 9.0 to 9.2 which was completed a year ago. Phase One moved our enterprise system for finance, human resources, and student data management to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and added mobile-device compatibility for Campus Solutions (https://sa.peralta.edu), Human Resources, and Finance workflows. It also enhanced our cybersecurity and disaster recovery capabilities.

Phase Two is about business process enhancement and includes the addition of new online workflows, particularly for Finance and Human Resources. We have put a process plan in place with Huron to assure that we successfully meet our objectives.

On Tuesday, February 8th, the Board of Trustees approved (among other things) PeopleSoft Phase Two support from Oracle and consulting support for training and project management from Huron. I want to thank the Trustees for their comments, their trust, and their commitment to improving Peralta’s technology systems and business workflows.

Once Phase Two is complete, we will move to Phase Three which is to revisit and improve the Campus Solutions workflow (for financial aid, student enrollment management, instruction planning, and more). Important work on financial aid workflows is underway with financial aid staff, student services staff, and Huron consultants, and will be completed as part of Phase Three.

 

New Tools and Workflows

PeopleSoft Phase Two includes exciting workflow enhancements for HR (https://hcm.peralta.edu): 

  • Employee paper-based submission of Leave of Absence Reports (LAR) and Timesheets will be converted to electronic timesheet submission via Employee Self Service (ESS) 
  • Manager approval of paper-based LARs and Timesheets will be converted to electronic time approval via Manager Self Service (MSS) 
  • ePAFs will be replaced by MSS 
  • Combo Code Change Request will be initiated via MSS 

Plus these workflow improvements for Finance (https://fm.peralta.edu): 

  • Contract Management will replace the CTS/AdobeSign approval system 
  • Expense Management will replace paper-form reimbursements (e.g., travel reimbursement, mileage form) 
  • Asset Management will be implemented to track and report on “Fixed Assets”

 

Timeline

We have tentatively identified April 18, 2022 as the planned Go-Live date for the launch of the new Phase Two modules. Over the next two months, the new modules will receive extensive user acceptance testing and all employees will receive training on how to use the new tools. Huron will be assisting us with training materials and resources which will continue for some time after the launch.  

We want to conclude by reminding everyone that this is not a technology project, it is a Peralta project — a business-critical Peralta project recommended by FCMAT and required by ACCJC. Yes, technology is at the core but these upgrades marry technology with process and depend upon collaboration between IT and the business subject matter experts in Human Resources and Finance including Payroll, Purchasing, and Accounting, and all of us as system users. For this project to be successful, everyone needs to be onboard for training and support. Please join us as we work to modernize and streamline our business processes which will allow us to better serve the students in our community. 

 

All the best, 

Dr. Jannett N. Jackson, Interim Chancellor 

Antoine Mehouelley, Chief Technology & Information Systems Officer

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Peralta Colleges Earn Elevated Accreditation Status

27 January 2022

PERALTA COMMUNITY COLLEGES EARN ELEVATED ACCREDITATION STATUS

“Substantial Progress” in All Areas Leads to Reclassification by ACCJC

OAKLAND, Calif., January 27, 2022 — The Peralta Community College District (PCCD) today learned that Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, and Merritt College have received upgraded accreditation status by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). The Commission voted to elevate the accreditation status of the Peralta Colleges as the district has demonstrated significant and consistent progress in reforming its finances and governance.

“Since last spring, the Peralta Community College District has shown considerable resolve and commitment to reform itself,” said Dr. Jannett N. Jackson, Interim Chancellor of the Peralta Community College District. “Today the ACCJC recognized the substantial progress the colleges and the district have made on 100% of their requirements and upgraded our status. None of the colleges received compliance requirements. We remain committed to actively pursue the tenet of continuous improvement to resolve all the remaining aspects of their recommendations.”

The change in status recognized the district’s significant progress in areas including financial stewardship; student financial aid; student and public safety on campus; streamlining and codifying internal controls and processes for more transparent management; and upgrading the district’s infrastructure to support these improvements.

“As someone who has been fully engaged in the ACCJC accrediting process, I’ve seen first-hand Peralta’s commitment to continuous quality improvement,” said PCCD Board of Trustees President Dr. Cindi Napoli-Abella Reiss. “I’m proud of the employees at the Peralta Community College District, who were able make such incredible strides addressing the Commission’s requirements while simultaneously providing outstanding education, job training, and support services to students amidst the economic and social challenges of the pandemic.”

This progress is the result of the work of the entire Peralta community, from the leadership of the Board of Trustees to the resilience of the administration, faculty, and staff coming together to make the changes needed to continue serving the students in our community.

While the Peralta Board of Trustees recognize this is certainly good news, more work is needed in the District. The Peralta Colleges have indicated the expectation to meet all standards of accreditation by June 2022 and remains on sanction by ACCJC, but with the status elevated from Probation to Warning.

Dr. Stephanie Droker joined the Peralta Community College District as Interim Deputy Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer in January 2022 after previously serving as President at ACCJC. “When Chancellor Jackson approached me about joining PCCD, I jumped at the chance. Over the past few years I’ve seen first-hand the progress that has been made by the District and the Colleges. I wanted to be a part of the fantastic team serving this incredibly important, diverse community, and to help keep our momentum moving forward,” said Dr. Droker. “Peralta’s progress is vital for all students and the community college system, as it shows the accreditation peer review process works.”

“Our community has worked tirelessly to ensure we can continue to serve our students and help them accomplish their goals,” Jackson said. “I am confident that through our continued, concerted action, we will–by the fall–have fully addressed all the Commission’s recommendations and once again be fully accredited.”

Download a PDF version of this press release here.

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Dr. Stephanie Droker to join Peralta Colleges as Interim Deputy Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer

10 November 2021

The Peralta Community College District is pleased to announce that Interim Chancellor Dr. Jannett N. Jackson has named Dr. Stephanie Droker as Interim Deputy Chancellor and Chief Operating officer. Her term will begin on January 10, 2022. Dr. Droker brings more than 20 years of experience in higher education and accreditation to this leadership position.

Dr. Droker currently serves as the President/Chief Executive Officer of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), having joined the ACCJC staff in August 2016 as Vice President for Policy and Research, and then as Senior Vice President. As executive leadership for the Commission, Dr. Droker has provided organizational and regional leadership in the development and support of ACCJC’s strategic priorities and accreditation initiatives and has served as a resource to colleges undergoing accreditation reviews, including College of Alameda, Berkeley City College, Laney College, and Merritt College. As President, she works with agency staff, Commissioners, and institutional representatives from across ACCJC’s member colleges, including private colleges and those in the Pacific region, to affect change and foster innovation in both ACCJC operations and within member institutions to improve outcomes for all students. ACCJC’s 19-member Commission makes all decisions on the accredited status of institutions, sets policies, and Accreditation Standards.

Interim Chancellor Jackson commented, “We are extraordinarily fortunate to have Dr. Droker join our Peralta team. Her experience, at all levels of leadership, her knowledge of community colleges, coupled with her demonstrated support of our students will make her an invaluable asset to our organization.”

Peralta Board President Napoli Abella Reiss stated, “I am thrilled to support Chancellor Jackson’s hiring of Interim Deputy Chancellor, Dr. Stephanie Droker. As a Commissioner for ACCJC, I have had the unique perspective of seeing first-hand Dr. Droker’s instrumental role in supporting the Commission’s decisions by helping member colleges to improve.  In her new role as Interim Deputy Chancellor for Peralta, Dr. Droker comes with tremendous wealth of knowledge and experience, which she will use to support the great work of our Colleges. I believe her partnership with Chancellor Jackson will be invaluable to the forward momentum of the District’s diligent and demonstrable progress thus far.”

“I am delighted that Interim Chancellor Jackson has selected me to serve in this position,” Droker stated. “I look forward to partnering with the faculty, staff, students, and Board as we work together to highlight the exceptional work of Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, and Merritt College while addressing the challenges that the community college sector faces.”

Prior to joining the Commission, Dr. Droker held senior-level college administration and faculty positions within the California Community College system, including Academic Senate President. Dr. Droker’s dedication to accreditation and higher education quality reaches beyond the Western Region of the United States and extends to the national stage. In January 2019, Dr. Droker was appointed by the board of the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as a member of their committee on recognition. CHEA is the only national association of degree-granting colleges and universities to recognize institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations that advocate promotion of academic quality through peer-review. Dr. Droker holds a Doctorate of Education from California State University, Fresno and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from California State University, Dominguez Hills.

The appointment of the Interim Deputy Chancellor will be agendized for ratification at the December 14, 2021 Board meeting.

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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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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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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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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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Statement by the President of the Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees

21 June 2020

As President of the Peralta Board of Trustees, I want to acknowledge that the Peralta Community College Board of Trustees is aware of the allegation of racist remarks by an instructor to a student at Laney College regarding the pronunciation of the student’s name. Consistent with his rights to due process, the instructor has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation into this matter.

 

The Board does not take these allegations lightly. We understand the need to challenge and eliminate racism and white supremacy in all of its insidious forms, including the suppression of native cultures and languages and its demands that people of color conform to norms of “whiteness.” We remain steadfast in our commitment to stand against any and all racist and xenophobic acts as they are antithetical to our principles as individuals, our professional duty as Trustees, and closely held values to honor and support all students in the Peralta Colleges in their quest to better their lives and their communities through higher education.

 

We remain committed to upholding the mission and values of the Peralta Community College District: we recognize and celebrate the strengths of  the diverse students, communities, and colleagues we serve; and we provide the diverse students and communities with equitable access to the educational resources, experiences, and life-long opportunities to meet and exceed their goals.

 

In Service,

 

Julina Bonilla

Peralta Board of Trustees, Board President

Dr. Regina Stanback Stroud

Chancellor – Board Secretary

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Peralta Executive Leadership Statement

31 May 2020

The world watched as Mr. George Floyd lay dying an excruciatingly slow death as a Police officer knelt on his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds – an eternity if you are simply trying to breathe.  By now, most of us have seen this video and have had the experience of watching someone die – invoking a kind of anguish that is inconsolable.

We want to acknowledge that pain and anguish.  As a community, we are in the midst of responding to a pandemic that has already killed more than 100,000 people in the United States (disproportionately, black and brown people) and we have mobilized our institutional resources to continue to carry out the mission of the district – to continue to empower and transform the community through education.

However, the killing of Mr. Floyd reminds us that long before the COVID-19 pandemic, we had another epidemic, the legally sanctioned and systematically structured brutality and destruction of black people – people of the African diaspora.  And each “outbreak” of this epidemic – whether it is started by being black and jogging, shopping, driving, or birdwatching, re-opens the wounds and intractable pain of longstanding racism.

We invite you to share ideas you may have that support us all in learning and growing in this space of racial literacy and critical consciousness.  We are committed to the responsible use of our positions to support the Peralta Community College District family and we invite you to do the same.  You may consider:

  • Using your professional or academic expertise to convene forums and panels that provide discussion, exploration, and reflection on structural, historical, and systemic racism.
  • Sharing a list of helpful resources.
  • Sharing ideas on how we may support the community and engage in anti-racist efforts.
  • Accessing your MHN Employee Assistance Program (Company code: Peralta) services.

Ms. Kaitlin Smith, marketing and communications writer for Facing History and Ourselves, recently posted a Facing History Blog entitled “Bearing Witness: The Death of George Floyd”.  In it, she invites one to “…explore the resources below as you process this tragedy and the broader histories of violence in which it is embedded:”

Our students and community deserve the leadership that we all can bring to bear on this challenge.  Reach out to your respective leaders if you need us or have ideas for us.  We want you to know, that with every ounce of our being, we are here with and for you as members of the Peralta Community College District family.

Signed,

  • Dr. Siri Brown
  • Dr. Angélica Garcia
  • Dr. Tammeil Gilkerson
  • Dr. David Johnson
  • Mr. Mark Johnson
  • Dr. Tim Karas
  • Mr. Antoine Mehouelly
  • Dr. Leigh Sata
  • Dr. Regina Stanback Stroud
  • Delisle Warden, JD
  • Chanelle Whittaker, JD

Additionally, across the district messages were shared responding to this terrible tragedy, touching on the larger issues that it raises. Below are letters sent from the chancellor and the four college presidents.

Chancellor Dr. Regina Stanback Stroud
Berkeley City College President Dr. Angélica Garcia
College of Alameda President Dr. Timothy Karas
Laney College President Dr. Tammeil Y. Gilkerson
Merritt College President Dr. David M. Johnson

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