The Board of Trustees voted to terminate PCC police chief Don Yoder “with cause” Monday night, after Yoder had been on paid administrative leave since July.
Editorial: Money isn’t always the answer
PCC has paid Dustin Lance Black close to $26,000 to not take legal action against the institution after Black was disinvited to be the commencement speaker back in May.
Oscar winning alum’s settlement unveiled
The District paid Oscar award winning alum Dustin Lance Black more than $26,000 so he would not sue the school after top officials rescinded an invitation for him to speak at commencement last May, according to a settlement agreement.
Not so fast Mr. Rocha
The severance package that was awarded to Mark Rocha upon his retirement has been a huge point of contention since the news broke in August. But just when it was beginning to look like the Mark Rocha versus the world saga was just starting to come to an end, more fuel has been added to the fire. The non-profit group Californians Aware is accusing the Board of Trustees of violating open meeting laws by not properly referencing any action to offer Rocha the package on …
Board appoints Miller as acting-superintendent/president
The Board of Trustees has appointed Former Senior Vice President Robert Miller as acting-superintendent/president of PCC while they search for a new president following the retirement of past president Mark Rocha.
Senate debates no confidence vote for Board of Trustees
The Academic Senate debated holding a vote of no confidence for the Board of Trustees at Monday’s meeting. Many senators voiced their dissatisfaction with how the Board handled many issues this year. “I think some really bad decisions have been made, and I think that they should be held accountable,” said Academic Senate Treasurer Pat Rose. New Academic Senate Vice President Kris Pilon agreed. “I feel that the board members are the real gate keepers for policy and what happens at the college,” she said. …
Public Health Director Placed on Leave After Pulling Out of PCC Commencement
The city of Pasadena has placed Public Health Director Dr. Eric Walsh on paid administrative leave after videos surfaced online of Walsh’s controversial religious sermons, according to a statement by City Manager Michael J. Beck released earlier today. Walsh recently cancelled an engagement to be the speaker at PCC’s 2014 commencement ceremony on May 9 amid questions about whether or not he was publicly approved by the Board of Trustees. Walsh was scheduled to be the speaker after Oscar winner and PCC alumnus Dustin Lance …
Board votes to re-invite Dustin Lance Black
The Board of Trustees voted to apologize and re-invite Oscar-winning PCC alumnus Dustin Lance Black to be the Spring 2014 commencement speaker following a weeks-long controversy over the school’s decision not to choose him because they believed sexually explicit photos of him on the internet could tarnish the school’s reputation.
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.