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Peralta News – Board Spotlight October 8, 2013

25 October 2013

The October 8th meeting of the Peralta Colleges Board of Trustees began with some exciting news from Romeo Garcia, president of the Peralta Colleges Foundation. Vice Chancellor Mike Orkin reported on efforts to make Peralta a hub for online community college education. And the meeting ended on an upbeat note by Trustee González Yuen.

(Watch the full Board of Trustees meeting below)

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Peralta News – Board Spotlight April 23, 2013

6 May 2013

The April 23, 2013 meeting began with calls for increased support for our Veteran students. The Peralta Student Council asked for the expansion of the student leadership program at College of Alameda. And Interim Vice Chancellor of Educational Services Mike Orkin presented a report on using high school grades to predict student success.

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Dr. Michael Orkin Tapped as the District’s Interim Vice Chancellor for Educational Services

9 August 2012. 0 comments

The Chancellor of the Peralta Community College District, Dr. José M. Ortiz, has announced the appointment of Dr. Michael Orkin as the District’s Interim Vice Chancellor for Educational Services. Dr. Orkin, pictured, will manage educational services for the Peralta Colleges, which includes Berkeley City College, College of Alameda and Laney and Merritt Colleges in Oakland.

Dr. Orkin has more than 25 years experience as a college and university administrator. He has served, most recently, as the Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs at the Peralta Colleges and as Dean of Business, Mathematics and Sciences at Laney College.

Before joining the Peralta Colleges, Dr. Orkin was Associate Dean of Science at California State University, East Bay. Also at CSU East Bay, Dr. Orkin was Professor of Statistics and Chair of the Statistics Department where he is currently Professor of Statistics, Emeritus.

Dr. Orkin has had considerable consulting experience for government and the private sector and spent two years as a managing scientist at Exponent, Inc., a Silicon Valley scientific consulting company. Dr. Orkin is an expert in statistics, data analysis and educational technology. He has published numerous research papers and has written data mining software that was featured in Wired Magazine.

Dr. Orkin has appeared in national and Bay Area media, including CNN, NBC’s Dateline, KTVU News, KPIX News, the LA Times, and ABC’s World News Tonight. He was an invited speaker in the Google Tech Talk lecture series. Dr. Orkin is the author of several books, including What are the Odds? Chance in Everyday Life.

Dr. Orkin has a Ph.D. in Statistics and a B.A. in Mathematics, both from the University of California, Berkeley

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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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