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Chancellor's Announcement: Welcome COA President Melanie Dixon

Dear Peralta Colleagues,
Last week, I was thrilled to officially welcome Melanie Dixon to the Peralta Community College District family, as the new President of College of Alameda (COA).  We held a Meet and Greet at COA on Tuesday, July 16th, where faculty, classified professionals, administrators, and students had the opportunity to eat some tasty snacks, meet President Dixon, and learn more about her as a person.
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Chancellor's Announcement: New Leadership at Peralta

Dear Peralta District Community,
I’m excited to provide an update on the   leadership changes announced at the end of February.
On July 1, we welcomed Greg Nelson as our new Chief Operating Officer and Abdul Pridgen as our new Interim Executive Director of Public Safety. Both have hit the ground running, bringing with them a wealth of experience and a fresh perspective. I appreciate the college presidents and their leadership teams facilitating our campus visits last week. Thank you to everyone who greeted us, helped with tours, and extended genuine goodwill. I’m incredibly proud of our colleges and the district service center, and it was a pleasure to share that pride with Greg and Abdul.
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Peralta TV Highlights – July 2024

Peralta TV can be seen on

Channel 27: Alameda, Berkeley

Channel 28: Emeryville, Piedmont, Oakland

AT&T U-Verse Channel 99

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Peralta Trustees Approve Appointment of Greg Nelson as Deputy Chancellor & COO

OAKLAND, Calif., June 26, 2024 At their regular meeting last night, the Peralta Community College District (PCCD) Board of Trustees unanimously approved the appointment of Mr. Greg Nelson as Deputy Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective July 1, 2024.

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Abdul Pridgen to Join PCCD as Interim Executive Director of Public Safety and Security

Dear Peralta Community, 
As I shared back in April, we’ve initiated a broader exploration into strategies and options that will support our long-term strategic vision for public safety.  Given prominent concerns around safety and security in my districtwide listening sessions and the foundational leadership of the Holistic Safety and Wellness Committee, we are poised to articulate a transformative and holistic plan for safety and security that centers our District’s mission and vision, and the Board’s June 2021 Resolution Renewing Support for the Holistic Safety and Wellness of District Students.

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Merritt College President's Report – June 25, 2024

Advancing Black Student Success: Merritt College's Partnership with CSU and Plans for a Center for Black Student Success

Following through on Merritt College’s commitment to Black student success in our Educational Master Plan, VPI Lisa Cook and I participated in CSU’s Second Annual Juneteenth Symposium, hosted by Sacramento State on June 13-14. This was an opportunity to connect Merritt with the inspiring work within the CSU system to advance Black student success by centering the African American educational experience.

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Laney College President's Report – June 25, 2024

Laney Enjoys Increased Summer, Fall 2024 Enrollments

With the Summer 2024 semester underway, the College is pleased to share that enrollment numbers are high despite reductions in scheduling. Though the Summer Schedule is 6% smaller than last year’s, the College is enjoying 4% growth from a year ago in enrollment and 3% more resident Full Time Equivalent student numbers.

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College of Alameda President's Report – June 25, 2024

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Berkeley City College President's Report – June 25, 2024

Celebrating BCC Retirees and Wishing Well to Colleagues Moving to New Positions

On Wednesday, June 12, Berkeley City College celebrated the careers of Vice President of Instruction Kuni Hay, Vice President of Administrative Services Sean Brooks, and Biology instructor Pieter de Haan.

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Celebrating the Class of 2024

Congratulations to all the Graduates of the Class of 2024!  

The Peralta Marketing, Communications, and Public Relations Department has posted photos and videos from all the College Commencements as well as the special cohort graduation ceremonies. Links to the videos and photos are our Graduation site at www.peralta.edu/graduation.

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