This story has been updated since it was first published. After plotting his exit from the school for months, President Mark Rocha will retire at the end of August, according to a school official.
Former Courier editor-in-chief dies suddenly
Former PCC student and Courier editor-in-chief Daniel Archuleta died suddenly at his home in El Sereno last week. He was 38.
Rocha not offered college presidency in New York
President Mark Rocha was not offered the position of president at Kingsborough Community College (KCC) in Brooklyn, New York, which he applied for earlier this year. The position went to Farley Herzek who is currently serving as interim president of Los Angeles Harbor College, according to KCC officials.
Rocha seeks college presidency position in New York
President Mark Rocha has applied, been interviewed, held an open forum with students and staff and is one of three finalists for the position of president at Kingsborough Community College (KCC) in Brooklyn, New York, according to KCC officials.
Former UCLA Dean to PCC: ‘Shame on you!’
Outraged by the Board’s treatment of Oscar winner and PCC alumnus Dustin Lance Black, a long-time dean and professor at UCLA sent a scathing letter to Board President Anthony Fellow expressing his anger and disbelief.
Student Trustee: ‘District is attempting to scapegoat me’
Student Trustee Simon Fraser sent a scathing email to the Board of Trustees on Friday detailing his involvement in the commencement debacle and categorically denying that the formal invitation he sent to Academy Award winner and PCC alumnus Dustin Lance Black to be this year’s commencement speaker, was without college approval.
EXCLUSIVE: Spurned Oscar winner strikes back at alma mater
Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black responds to having his invitation rescinded as PCC’s 2014 commencement speaker due to a 2009 sex “scandal.”
EDITORIAL: The McCollege of Pasadena
Community colleges throughout the nation seem to be teaching their students on the cheap. And is it in the best interest of the student to be taught almost 60 percent of their community college education by part-time professors?
OP-ED: Transgender suicide attempts are shockingly high
We as a society must find a better way to reach out to our transgender citizens. Transgender people already deal with societal discrimination and dismissal from family members based on their gender identities, but apparently they must also deal with suicide. The largest study of transgender people to date was recently released with shocking numbers.
Slain student laid to rest
Family and friends gathered to pay their final respects to slain PCC nursing student Irais Acosta, 19 at St. Andrews Church in Pasadena on Monday.