PCC students are heading to neighboring community colleges in order to complete credits they would have taken during the now eliminated winter intersession. The decision to get rid of winter intersession was made to help students in the summer and is now causing trouble for students looking to transfer.
The Students for a Democratic Society protested on the quad Monday morning as they felt the campus administration didn’t take a political stance regarding undocumented students.
The Board of Trustees unanimously adopted a “once in a lifetime” budget for the 2015-2016 year last Thursday which included significant one-time funding, on-going funds for full-time staff hires, and no new student fee increases. Assistant Superintendent Robert Miller explained the budget is unique due to the “sheer magnitude” of its revenues, which reach almost $150 million. Because of Governor Brown’s conservative approach to producing the state budget, the state’s actual general fund revenues greatly surpassed its estimates, creating one-time funding opportunities for schools. Trustee …
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.
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 Board of Trustees and former president Mark Rocha deny violating open-meeting laws and are asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a nonprofit group seeking a reversal of Rocha’s $400,000 severance package.
A lawsuit filed on Thursday by a nonprofit group will seek a court-ordered reversal of former president Mark Rocha’s $400,000 severance package, alleging that the Board of Trustees violated open-meetings laws.
The Board of Trustees will have a special meeting on Saturday morning regarding anticipated litigation after Oscar winner and PCC alumnus Dustin Lance Black mentioned he may take legal action against the college for disinviting him to be this year’s commencement speaker.
Outgoing trustee Geoffrey Baum has been re-elected as Vice President of the California Community College Board of Governors, a position he’s held since 2012.