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Peralta News – Chancellor Search Selection Committee

21 October 2011. 0 comments

Odell Johnson:  Mr. Johnson retired from Laney College as President with 17.5 years of service.  He is actively affiliated with the following groups:  Board of Regents at St. Mary’s College; Black Adoption Agency of Oakland; St. Paul AME Scholarship Committee; Peralta Bond Oversight Committee; Peralta Retirement Board; and Brothers on the Rise Youth Organization.  He received an AA from Fresno City College; BA in Math and History from St. Mary’s College and a MS in Educational Psychology from California State University Hayward

Three student representatives nominated by student trustees and associated student government:

Rich Copenhagen:  Student Trustee with PCCD and a Student Senator of the California Community Colleges Region 3.  He is studying Political Science at the College of Alameda and has been a student of Peralta for approximately 2.5 years.  Rich aspires to matriculate to U.C. Berkeley.

Brittney Alvine:  Student of College of Alameda and serving as the Vice President of Administration for the Associated Student Government of COA.  She is studying history and anticipates graduating at the end of Spring 2011.

Two administrator representatives nominated by the Chancellor:

Ronald Gerhard:  Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration with over 20 years finance, auditing, and accounting background.  Mr. Gerhard has a BS in Accounting from the University of Redlands and a MBA in Accounting and Finance from University of Riverside.

Dr. Jannett Jackson:  President College of Alameda.  Dr. Jackson has a BA in Liberal Studies from California State University Fresno; M.Ed. In Curriculum and Instruction from California State University Fresno; and a PhD. In Educational Administration from University of Texas, Austin.

Four faculty members nominated by the Academic Senate and Peralta Federation of Teachers:

Dr. Matthew Goldstein:  English Instructor at Laney College currently serving the PCCD as the President of the PFT.  He has served as a department co-chair and previously taught in Italy and at UC San Diego and UC Davis.  He served as co-chair of the accreditation self study for Laney College from 2007-2009.  He holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Texas at Austin

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