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Peralta Matters: Finance

22 October 2012

This month on Peralta Matters, were taking a look at our finances, our success and challenges. First up, Peralta Federation of Teachers president Matthew Goldstein describes the paradox of reduced funding and increased demand. Vice Chancellor of Finance Ron Gerhard explains the precautions taken to avoid potential budget shortfalls based on the November election. And Merritt student Chris Cook exemplifies how years of budget cuts affects our students.

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15 October 2012. 0 comments

This month on Peralta Matters, we’re looking at our finances, our successes and challenges. First up, PFT President Matthew Goldstein outlines the irony of budgets being cut while demand grows. Next, Vice Chancellor Ron Gerhard explains how we plan for potential budget adjustments after the November election. And Merritt College student Chris Cook describes how years of budget cuts affect our students.

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Peralta Community College District Flex Day, August 15, 2012, Laney College

9 August 2012. 0 comments

Peralta Colleges Flex Day activities for Fall 2012 will take place at Laney College on Wednesday, August 15, 2012.  There is a full day of exciting programs and informative workshops and everyone is encouraged to participate.

The day’s events, beginning at the Laney College Theatre, include:

  • 9:00 a.m. Welcome by Tamika Brown, District Staff Development Officer
  • 9:15 a.m. Introduction by Dr. Elñora Tena Webb, Laney College President
  • 9:30 a.m. State of The District Address by Dr. José M. Ortiz, Chancellor
  • 10:00 a.m. Shared Governance and Union Leaders Presentations by Karolyn Van Putten, DAS President; Matthew Goldstein, PFT President; James Blake, Classified President; and Abigail Brewer, Local 1021 Representative
  •  10:15 a.m. State of the Budget by Ron Gerhard, Vice Chancellor, Budget and Finance
  • 10:30 a.m. “Don’t Isolate, Integrate! Empowering & Engaging Students” by Seattle Central Community College Consultants and Co-Presenters
  • 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. Working Lunch, District-Wide Discipline Meetings, Laney E Building

 Afternoon workshops include:

  • 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. All Disciplines Integrated Learning Hands-On Workshop, Laney Bistro; All Disciplines Curriculum Review Workshop, Laney F-170; Benefits Fair, Laney Cafeteria
  • 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Career Technical Education Programs, District Office Boardroom
  • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Tenure Review Orientation, Laney E Building


 For more information, please contact Tamika Brown, District Staff Development Officer at

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Peralta Matters – Union Leadership Program

20 November 2011. 0 comments

This month, Jay meets the Union leaders who serve our employees. Matthew Goldstein of the Peralta Federation of Teachers describes his work defending the contract between the Peralta Colleges and the teachers. And Helena Lengel, chief steward for SEIU 1021 is pleased to serve the Classified staff. Unfortunately, representatives of Local 39 were unable to attend.

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