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Peralta News – Governor Jerry Brown at Merritt College

5 April 2015

Merritt College was proud to welcome both state officials and local agencies to the 2015 Bay Area Employer Forum.

A very special visit by Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Governor for the state of California, Jerry Brown highlighted the event.

The main focus was on rehabilitation and opening doors to those in need of a second chance through employment and education.

Merritt College is excited to be part of positive change and support to those who need it the most in our community!

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Peralta News – Governor Jerry Brown’s Proposed 2012-2013 Budget

23 January 2012. 0 comments

Governor Jerry Brown has submitted his proposed 2012-2013 budget. It includes deep cuts to many programs and new taxes to pay for education. We decide in November if these taxes occur. If not, the education budget will be cut by $4.8 billion. For more information, please visit

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Two From the Peralta Community College District Appointed By Governor to State College Board

13 December 2011. 0 comments

OAKLAND, Calif., November 30, 2011 – California Governor Jerry Brown appointed two individuals from the Peralta Community College District – a longtime academic senate president and administrator and a Peralta Colleges student – to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors (BOG). The BOG is the governing body that sets policy for the nation’s largest system of higher education. The new appointees are Joseph Bielanski, the Institutional Effectiveness Coordinator for the Peralta Colleges, and Jurena Storm, a College of Alameda student.

Jack Scott, State California Community Colleges Chancellor, said, “These new appointments are well qualified to help lead our system and each has been directly involved in the operation of their local district or college.”

“I welcome all four of these outstanding people to the board and look forward to working with each one of them,” said Scott.

Bielanski has been the Institutional Effectiveness Coordinator for the District and Articulation Officer at Berkeley City College since 2009. “I am honored that Governor Brown has appointed me as a faculty representative to the California Community College Board of Governors,” said Bielanski. “I know that my 21 years of experience in the Peralta Community College District will serve me well in this appointment.”

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Helping Community College Students Statewide, Peralta Colleges Provided Language For New Bills Signed by Governor Jerry Brown

25 October 2011. 0 comments

In signing a number of bills into law this month, California Governor Jerry Brown signed two bills that will improve the lives of community college students across the state. One bill helps to ensure the health of students by enforcing non-smoking policies, and the other allows undocumented students to serve on district boards within the 112-community college system. Both bills contained language that the Peralta Community College District in Oakland helped draft.

Signed on October 10, Assembly Bill 795 authored by Marty Block (D-San Diego), contains amendments drafted by Peralta Community College District that would provide an important tool for community college districts seeking to enforce non-smoking policies on their campuses.

“Peralta Community College District has long had smoking policies at our colleges, but would have found those policies difficult to enforce,” said Chancellor Wise Allen.  “The passage of AB 795 would better ensure that the four Peralta Community Colleges remain a healthy place for students to learn.”

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