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 Academic Senate unanimously voted to deliver a vote of no confidence to the Board of Trustees at its next meeting after the board selected Fullerton College’s Rajen Vurdien and not interim president Robert Miller as the next president at PCC.
If anyone has been on this campus long enough, then you understand the hostile climate is crippling its functions.
Editor’s note: This story has been updated since it was first published. The Academic Senate overwhelmingly approved a vote of no confidence in President Mark Rocha and his administration. The final tally was 23 in favor of the vote, with none against, and only one abstention.
In an extraordinary four-hour meeting, the Academic Senate debated whether or not to take up a no confidence vote in the leadership of PCC President Mark Rocha and his administration at their meeting on April 1.
Members of the campus community are sad and seething with disappointment over the actions of the administration after the presentation of two historic votes of no confidence at the March 13 Board of Trustees meeting.
More than 90 percent of faculty have no confidence in the administration of PCC President Mark Rocha, according to a vote presented by an Ad Hoc Faculty Committee to the Board of Trustees on Wednesday.
After over an hour of public comment chastising President Mark Rocha and his administration at Wednesday nightâ€™s Board of Trustees meeting, Rocha delivered a lengthy defense of his administration. The only problem was hardly anyone was there to hear it.
The Associated Students officially presented its vote of no-confidence calling for the removal of the college president to the Board of Trustees on Wednesday night.
The Associated Students Board voted unanimously on Wednesday that it has no confidence in the administration of President Mark Rocha.
At the same three-hour marathon session in the Creveling Lounge, the AS also voted unanimously to censure the administration.