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Peralta News – Chancellor Search Selection Committee

21 October 2011. 0 comments

Dr. Joseph Bielanski:  Served Peralta with 21 years of service as DSPS Counselor at Berkeley City College, Curriculum Committee Chair; Tenure Review Coordinator and on a number of college and District committees.  Notably, he has served six years as BCC academic senate president, five years as district academic senate president.  He is currently BCC articulation officer and at the district office he assisted in coordinating accreditation report writing and is a facilitator for the Planning and Budgeting Council; past president of the district academic senate.  He is a faculty commissioner on the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior colleges.  Mr. Bielanski educational background includes:  B.S.Ed in English (Ohio University); M.A. in English (Miami University); M.Div. and Th.M. (University of Toronto); M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling (San Francisco State); Ed.D. in Educational Leadership (St. Mary’s College of California)

Anita Black:  Senate Appointee for Merritt College

Ms. Black is an instructor at Merritt College in the Business & CIS Departments.  She teaches Business and CIS online courses.

Mustafa (Mohammad) Popal:  Part-time Faculty teaching History of European Civilization, US History to 1877, and 20th Century Protest Movement at College of Alameda.  He holds MA in History Cal State East Bay, BA in Business Administration at University CA Riverside.  Mr. Popal has been teaching since Fall 2006 as part of the Faculty Diversity Internship Program

Classified (3):  Nominated by Classified Senate, Local 1021, and Local 39

Jennifer Lenahan:  Student Services Specialist, BCC, since Oct 2009, BA Social Welfare and BA in Psychology, CSU Chico.  Ms. Lenahan is involved in community services with Elders Inn, Alameda and with the Island Cat Rescue Organization.

Ramona Butler:  Secretary to Dean of Student Support Services/TRIO & DSP&S at BCC.  She has a BA in Liberal Studies/Anthropology Cal State University East Bay.  Graduate of the Succession Class II 2010.

William Highsmith:  Head Custodian at Laney with 8 years of service.  He is active in Resurrection Community Church in Berkeley (serving homeless and rescue missions).

Further information, including the tentative Chancellor Search Calendar, brochures and information about the application process, can be found on the Peralta Colleges Website at https://web.peralta.edu/trustees/board-committees/chancellors-search-committee/.


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