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.
Vurdien resigns as president
PCC’s Superintendent-President Rajen Vurdien formally announced his resignation in an email dated Friday, July 28. Vurdien will stay on as president for the next academic year.
PCC to hire 50 new faculty
After adding a record 35 new full-time faculty this year, PCC will be hiring 50 more full-time instructors for fall 2016. The new instructor positions are well-distributed throughout divisions, with at least four new faculty in the Business, Math, English, Health Science, Social Science, Natural Science, and Performing and Communication Arts divisions. Seven new counselors will also be hired, four general counselors and three specializing in financial aid, DSPS, and EOP&S.
Board not seeing eye to eye in presidential search
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.
Presidential search update
The PCC Superintendent President Screening Committee met for the first time on Tuesday afternoon to discuss the upcoming tasks that must be completed in their ongoing search.