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.
Three presidential finalists have been selected in the search for a permanent president at PCC and the college will hold open forums on campus from Apr. 13 to Apr.15, according to Board of Trustees president Berlinda Brown.
The Superintendent-Presidential search process hit a bit of a snag during Wednesday evening’s Board of Trustees’ meeting, as the board appeared to be on different pages in terms of the bylaws and timeline of the search process—both of which were agreed upon months ago.
An updated position profile and timeline for the ongoing presidential search was presented by a recently hired headhunting firm and was approved by a 4-2 vote during Monday night’s Board of Trustees’ meeting.
Former PCC president Mark Rocha announced his retirement last month after a tumultuous four year stay as college president and he left as perhaps the most polarizing figure on campus.
An evaluation circulated among full-time faculty earlier this semester has found that a vast majority of faculty believe PCC President Mark Rocha’s job performance is severely lacking in many areas. The survey found that 82 percent of faculty polled gave President Rocha the lowest rating possible when it came to promoting participation by all groups in planning and shared governance structures. Eighty-one percent gave Rocha the lowest rating possible when it comes to fostering an environment conductive to productive collective bargaining negotiations, while 79 percent …
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.