Relentless with their brash yet divisive decision-making, the Board of Trustees went ahead and voted in Dr. Rajen Vurdien as president of the college, a move that has sparked outcry from faculty, including a vote of No Confidence from the Academic Senate.
More than 100 years ago, one student at Pasadena High School had a dream of a student-run newspaper. He began discussing his plans with teachers and students who were interested. Kenneth Fuessle’s dream not only came to life, but it now carries on a 100-year-old legacy.
Former president Mark Rocha’s $400,000 severance package was nullified by a Los Angeles County Superior court judge on Wednesday when she ruled that the Board of Trustees broke open meeting laws in the negotiation process.
The Academic Senate unanimously voted to deliver a vote of no confidence to the Board of Trustees at its next meeting after the board selected Fullerton College’s Rajen Vurdien and not interim president Robert Miller as the next president at PCC.
When the staff members of Pasadena High School’s student newspaper were notified that the school was closing down its student store earlier this year, they were quick to take action.
The decision has been made and Fullerton College’s Rajen Vurdien will be the next president of PCC, but the Board of Trustees’ choice wasn’t the one the campus needed.
Rajen Vurdien was selected by the Board of Trustees to be the next president of PCC during a special board meeting on Sunday afternoon.
The three candidates vying for the vacant president’s seat at PCC addressed the community at open forums held in the Westerbeck Recital Hall this week where the public was able to submit feedback to the Board of Trustees on each candidate.
After a contentious race, Valerie Foster and her ticket will replace Eduardo Cairo and the current Academic Senate executive board after Foster and her running mates swept the senate elections on Thursday, according to final results released by the election committee.
Three presidential finalists have been selected in the search for a permanent president at PCC and the college will hold open forums on campus from Apr. 13 to Apr.15, according to Board of Trustees president Berlinda Brown.