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Interim Chancellor Search 2020

Congratulations Dr. Carla Walter, appointed Interim Chancellor of the Peralta Community College District effective October 1, 2020.   The information below details the search activities and prior communications regarding the expedited yet collaborative search process that resulted in the Interim Chancellor appointment. 


The Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees have engaged Dr. Helen Benjamin and her firm, HSV Consulting, to conduct the search for an Interim Chancellor.  This site will provide the Peralta Community with information regarding the search.  

The Search Committee members are listed in the table below.




  • Dr. Donald Moore, District Academic Senate President
  • Dr. Jennifer Shanoski, President, Peralta Federation of Teachers
  • Francis Howard, Faculty Member
  • Mary Clarke-Miller, Faculty Member


  • Ramona Butler, EOPS/Care Coordinator
  • Brandon Christian, Executive Assistant, Chancellor’s Office
  • Brenda Martinez, Assistant to the Chancellor/Board Clerk


  • Dr. Siri Brown, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
  • Dr. David Johnson, President, Merritt College


  • Corey Mast, Associated Students of Merritt College Vice President
  • Michael Cooper, Associated Students of Merritt College President



  • Toni Cook, Community Member, Peralta Retiree
  • Melissa Wilk, Alameda County Auditor-Controller
  • Joyce Guy, Executive Director, West Oakland Job Resource Center

Board Members

  • Julina Bonilla, Board President
  • Cindi Napoli-Abella Reiss, Board Vice President
  • William Withrow, Board Member

We value your input!  If you have any recommendations or suggestions, please contact Board of Trustees President Julina Bonilla at

  • Chancellor's Office

    Sunday 16 May 2021
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  • Peralta Community College District

    The District comprises four colleges serving northern Alameda County.