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Thanking Dr. Wise Allen

9 August 2012. 0 comments

The Peralta Community Colleges have been fortunate to have had the pleasure of working with and being under the leadership of Dr. Wise E. Allen. He has been everything from faculty to administrator to baby-sitter. Many thanks and much appreciation to former Chancellor Wise Allen for his hard work and dedication.

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Peralta News – Board Spotlight June 26, 2012

2 July 2012. 1 comment

The June 26 meeting of the Peralta Colleges began honoring outgoing Chancellor Wise Allen. This was followed by the Annual Report from the Citizens’ Measure A Bond Oversight Committee. And finally, the Board adopted the Tentative 2012-2013 Budget.

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Peralta News – Thank You Measure B Voters!

19 June 2012. 0 comments

Measure B, a local funding measure, was approved by a 72 percent vote on the June 5th, 2012 ballot.

Measure B will provide locally controlled funding for our community colleges to help students get the classes they need to prepare for four-year universities and future careers-that cannot be taken by the State.

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Peralta Community College District Thankful to Voters for Passage of Measure B Parcel Tax

7 June 2012. 1 comment

OAKLAND, Calif., June 7, 2012 – On Election Day, Tuesday, June 5, Alameda County voters overwhelming passed Measure B, the Peralta Community College District’s Parcel Tax that will directly benefit students of Berkeley City College, College of Alameda and Laney and Merritt Colleges in Oakland.

Measure B, which passed with 72 percent of the vote, will have a positive impact on the 30,000 students that attend the Peralta Colleges by providing $8 million in annual funding which will help make up for State-imposed budget cuts and allow the colleges to offer additional classes.

“I want to thank voters for their support of the Peralta Colleges and passing our parcel tax by such a wide margin,” said Peralta Colleges Chancellor Wise E. Allen. “This means in spite of State cuts to education we will be able to provide community students with the courses they need.”

With funds from Measure B, the Peralta Colleges will be able to offer more course availability for students wanting to complete their A.A. Degrees or program certificates, and for students transferring to four-year universities, it means greater access to a higher education at a time when other colleges and universities are limiting or cutting enrollment due to State budget cuts.

“Times are difficult and it is reassuring to see that our community continues to support the educational mission of our community colleges,” Chancellor Allen added. He stressed the importance of the strong support shown by the community – students, faculty, staff and labor unions – in securing the passage of Measure B.

“Education is vitally important to our community’s future, and we want to thank voters for their “yes” vote on Measure B and everyone who supported our effort. This has allowed us to continue to provide educational opportunities to the students of our community.”

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Announcement From Chancellor Wise E. Allen

23 May 2012. 0 comments

It is with sadness that I am announcing the retirement of Dr. Betty Inclan as President of Berkeley City College. Dr. Inclan has written me that she plans to retire from the California Community College system at the end of this academic year in order to spend time reuniting with her family and return back home to the Central Coast.

I am very much appreciative of the outstanding work Dr. Inclan has done for over four years as President of Berkeley City College. Throughout her tenure at the college, she has worked forcefully to make it the outstanding institution of higher learning that it is.

All of us in the Peralta Community are grateful to Dr. Inclan for the way she shaped Berkeley City into what it is today, and we wish her the best in her future “creative wanderings” of her retirement. Dr. Inclan has said that while she looks forward to this new phase in her life, “Berkeley City College as a thriving community will forever live in my heart.”

And it is with pleasure that I announce my appointment of Dr. Debbie Budd as interim President of Berkeley City College, effective June 4, 2012. Many of you have worked with Dr. Budd at both Berkeley City and in her current position serving as the Vice Chancellor of Educational Services for the Peralta Community College District, and know that she is a talented and experienced educator and administrator. She has a great deal of experience with enrollment management, grants, and facilities bond implementation, and has expertise in working with faculty to develop innovative programs to increase student success.

Dr. Budd has over 16 years of administrative experience and nine years of teaching experience. Prior to working at the district office, Dr. Budd served as Vice President of Instruction for Berkeley City College. Previously, she was Vice President of Educational Resources and Instruction for Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, and previous to that, served for six years as the Dean of Applied Health, Physical Education and Community Affairs for Chabot College.

In addition to her community college experience, Dr. Budd has been both a teacher and administrator at the middle and high school level. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics and Physical Education from University of California at Santa Barbara, her Master’s in Education from Stanford University, and her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from San Francisco State University.

Let us thank Betty for a job well done at Berkeley City College and welcome Debbie as Berkeley City College’s new interim President!

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Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees Votes to Move Funds From Large Banks

21 December 2011

The Peralta Colleges Board of Trustees voted to demonstrate its support of the principles of the Occupy Movement by beginning the process of moving its assets from large banking institutions.

The resolution, first introduced by Trustees Abel Guillén and Nicky González-Yuen, asks Peralta’s Chancellor, Wise E. Allen, to provide the Board of Trustees with a list of recommendations by January 31, 2012, on how best to bring about a timely, efficient and responsible redirection of financial resources maintained, influenced or controlled by the District and its subsidiary organizations, consistent with the spirit of this resolution’s clauses and consistent with all legal and administrative requirements and necessities

The Peralta Colleges – Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney and Merritt Colleges in Oakland – serve 30,000 students, employ more than 1,500 teachers and staff, and have an annual budget of $140 million.

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Holiday Season Letter From Chancellor Allen

15 December 2011

Dear Peralta Family,

There is much to celebrate this holiday season, and I want to take this opportunity, as the year winds down, to review some of our important accomplishments over the last year and to underscore that even in these difficult budgetary times, we have achieved so much and have so much to be proud of.

I am proud of what we have done and want to thank everyone for her or his hard work this past year in making these accomplishments possible. In the face of the difficult circumstances imposed on us by the State, the Peralta Family – as it always does – has pulled together and given our students their best, and made all of us proud. As we end the year and get ready to ring in 2012, let me point out some of our achievements in 2011 and note the many accomplishments that we have to celebrate this year.

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Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees Votes to Move Funds From Large Banks

14 December 2011. 0 comments

The Peralta Colleges (Berkeley City College, College of Alameda and Laney and Merritt Colleges in Oakland) Board of Trustees voted in its to demonstrate its support of the principles of the Occupy Movement by beginning the process of moving its assets from large banking institutions.

The resolution, first introduced by Trustee Abel Guillén, asks the Peralta’s Chancellor, Wise E. Allen, to provide the Board of Trustees with a list of recommendations by January 31, 2012, on how best to bring about a timely, efficient and responsible redirection of financial resources maintained, influenced or controlled by the District and its subsidiary organizations consistent with the spirit of this resolution’s clauses and consistent with all legal and administrative requirements and necessities

The Peralta Colleges – Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney and Merritt Colleges in Oakland – serve 30,000 students, employ more than 1,500 teachers and staff, and have an annual budget of $140 million.

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Peralta Colleges Bond Rating Affirmed

30 November 2011. 0 comments

OAKLAND, Calif.,  November 29, 2011 – In its recent report, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services assigned its “A+” long-term rating to Peralta Community College District, assigned its “AA-“ long-term rating on Peralta’s General Obligation, and “A+” long-term rating on the District’s pension obligation bonds outstanding.

Standard and Poor’s also assigned its “A+” long term rating to the refunding bonds while Moody’s assigned its “A1” rating, without a negative rating.

Peralta Community College District placed $53,505,000 in bonds in the market to sell; and orders to purchase bonds exceeded $178,000,000.

“Simply put, we had more buyers than we had bonds,” stated Peralta Community College District Chancellor Wise Allen.

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Occupy Oakland General Strike

1 November 2011. 0 comments

With Occupy Oakland’s planned general strike and mass day of action set for Wednesday, November 2, the Peralta Community College District, and its four colleges will be open for classes as usual.

While we support Occupy Oakland’s efforts, we must continue our mission of teaching, educating students, and serving our community each and everyday.

We encourage our colleges and our faculty and staff to hold teach-ins on their campuses about the history of general strikes and organizing for economic justice.

We appreciate how passionately people may feel about these issues affecting our community and support your right to peaceful protest.

However, our first and foremost concern is the health, welfare and safety of our students and staff during Occupy Oakland’s day of action.

 

Dr. Wise E. Allen

Chancellor

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