While many students expected to return to campus this fall due to relaxed Covid-19 mandates and the PCC campus reopening in July, the Pasadena City College Curriculum Committee (PCCCC) had other plans. The PCCCC, followed by the approval from the Academic Senate, granted approval for forms submitted by faculty members to continue remote learning despite the wishes of administration and PCC’s elected student government, Associated Students. Superintendent-President Dr. Erika Endrijonas said that when they were creating the schedule for the Fall 2021 semester, they intended …
Consulting firm dropped after unsuccessful president search
After choosing an expensive search firm, with less experience and fewer guarantees than others, PCC had to declare a failed, or unsuccessful, search after it witnessed its three finalists for president drop out of consideration. As a result, the college terminated its partnership with the search firm prematurely, bringing PCC back to square one in the process of finding a new superintendent-president. Collaborative Brain Trust (CBT), the consulting firm chosen by the PCC Board of Trustees (BOT) to conduct this past year’s unsuccessful presidential search, …
Academic Senate blasts presidential search, threatens ‘no confidence’ vote and walk out
The Academic Senate has delivered a letter to the Board of Trustees (BOT) demanding that they declare a failed search for the superintendent-president position after concerns were expressed about the selection process and the individual finalist candidate’s fitness for the role.
From PCC to Yale: Student Trustee prevails
It was late Wednesday afternoon in early May at the Office of Student Life, where outgoing Student Trustee and political science major Nune Garipian was wrapping up work. She was about to head out to not only finish homework, but to pay her enrollment fee to register for the University of Southern California.
Board tables ‘controversial’ media measure
In a move that hit a nerve across campus and the Pasadena community Wednesday, the Board of Trustees tabled a vote on a measure that would have effectively silenced themselves from openly speaking with the media and their constituencies.
Interim chief appointed head of police and safety
Steven Matchan was appointed as PCC’s permanent chief of police and safety services this July after replacing prior director Don Yoder since June 2014, making him the fifth chief since 2011.
Veterans honored at wall ceremony
A large crowd of veterans, family, friends, and students gathered around PCC’s memorial wall for a ceremony commemorating past and present veterans for their service on the Tuesday before Veterans Day. The ceremony began with a salute from the members of PCC Fencing Club. Then it was followed by a few introductions recognizing key VIPs who were present during the ceremony. Among those recognized were Board of Trustees members Ross Selvidge and Linda Wah, new executive director of the Office of Strategic Communications and Marketing …
PCC supports Assembly Bill 176 at the state capitol
Interim Superintendent-President Dr. Robert Miller and Board of Trustees Member Linda Wah, along with legislators and community members, congregated at the state capitol on Jan. 26 to support a bill that would stop lumping various Asian ethnicities into one big label.
Task force tackles workforce and economy growth
California Chancellor Brice W. Harris has announced the appointment of Pasadena City College Board of Trustees member Linda Wah and counselor Lynell R. Wiggins to a 24-person task force charged with helping to increase the economic competitiveness of California’s workforce.
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.