Nearly two months after the start of fall semester, PCC along with community colleges across the state continue to investigate the motives and consequences of the attempted Financial Aid scam that took place. Assistant Superintendent and Vice President of Instruction, Laura Ramirez, who has been with the college since January 2021 and first became aware of the predicament that spring, claims that the issue has been a recurring one, only exacerbated this time by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. “The fact is it’s nothing new to …
Popular hobbies of students here include spending hours refreshing the PCC Book Sale Facebook page, moaning “I need this class,” upon every class registration season, and hunting for events on campus that include free food. These scenarios prove how college is a true test of money management. Voting ‘no’ on Prop 55 ultimately asks for these episodes to continue.
PCC is currently discussing a possible proposal to become one of 15 California community colleges to offer bachelor’s degrees, according to Assistant Superintendent of Academic Student Affairs Robert Bell.
PCC only transferred 1,475 students to the University of California and to the California State University’s in the 2012-2013 year. The school sent 572 students to UCs and 903 students,” said Chase. As for the transfer data for the 2012-2013 to independent and out-of-state institution, the numbers have not yet been released.
The college is expecting more than $3 million in additional state funding this year due to increased enrollment, according to college officials.
PCC has not been in compliance with state law that requires the school to ensure equal employment opportunities among district staff, forcing administrators to create an Equal Employment Opportunity Plan (EEOP) for the district to follow, officials said.