Laney College President's Report

Laney College Hosts 100 Black Men Career Expo Event

On Saturday, April 30, the 100 Black Men of the Bay Area organization held its first Career Expo Event at Laney College. The day began with welcoming and keynote remarks from Joseph Frank of Wells Fargo, Julius Robinson of Union Bank, Dorian Giles (Personal Brand Agent for Professional Athletes), and Laney College President Rudy Besikof. 

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College of Alameda President's Report

College of Alameda Named a 2022 Champion for Excelling in Equitable Course Placement in Black English Throughput

The Campaign for College of Opportunity President Michele Siqueiros publicly announced on April 22, 2022, that College of Alameda successfully supported at least 70% of Black students in completing a transfer-level English course within one year of their initial enrollment. In addition, the College supported Black students in succeeding at rates overall equivalent to or exceeding those of its student body as a whole.

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Berkeley City College President's Report

Multimedia Art & Film Showcase at BCC

Berkeley City College’s Multimedia Film & Art Department hosted a showcase of student works Wednesday, May 5. It was the first in-person showcase in two years with students and faculty gathering to appreciate the artwork created by students. Photo projects, paintings, and even motion capture technology were on display.

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Merritt College Student Pamela Samuels Named 2022 Guistwhite Scholar

Pamela Samuels, a student at Merritt College in Oakland is one of 15 Phi Theta Kappa members selected as a 2022 Guistwhite Scholar and will receive a $5,000 scholarship for baccalaureate studies.

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PCCD Continues to Make Progress Addressing District Financial Concerns

OAKLAND, Calif., May 6, 2022 As the Peralta Community College District (PCCD) plans for the next fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2022, we want to provide an update on our current financial status. 

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BCC President Presents Vision for Equitable Education for All

On Friday, April 29, 2022, Berkeley City College President Angélica Garcia hosted a Fireside Chat as part of the Peralta Colleges Foundation Distinguished Leaders Community Conversations series. The event was titled BCC’s Vision for Equitable Education for All, focusing on BCC’s mission to provide quality education for all who come through our doors, regardless of ethnicity, financial restraints, or life circumstances; and examining BCC’s challenges and goals for achieving this mission. Berkeley City College thanks the Peralta Colleges Foundation Executive Director LaNiece Jones for organizing, and PCF board member Tasion Kwamilele for moderating the event.

To view a recording of the presentation on the Peralta Colleges YouTube channel, click here. To view the presentation slides as a pdf, click here.

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Peralta Receives Grant for Professional Development & Learning Center

On Thursday, April 7, the Peralta District and its four colleges were notified that they would each receive $2,000 ($10,000 total) under the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) Grant Program to develop a Professional Development & Learning Center (PDLC). The building would serve to aid in the onboarding of staff and students, as well as help other ongoing professional development opportunities.

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Peralta Meets with Downtown Berkeley Association on BCC Expansion

Chancellor Jackson, along with several cabinet members and the BuildPeralta Bond team, recently met with the Downtown Berkeley Association to present their plans for expanding Berkeley City College with the construction of a new building. The project would add a new six-story building on a site at the corner of Milvia and Center Streets to expand the number of classrooms, add art studios, increase learning resource facilities, and expand student and faculty support areas for BCC.

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May Peralta TV Highlights

May is Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and Peralta TV is here with a selection of programs that showcase AAPI art & culture and address the societal hardships that Asians and Asian Americans have faced in the past and still do today.

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Join us for Peralta Online Equity Conference April 27, 28, 29 *FREE*


The Peralta Community College District’s second global Online Equity Conference is happening this week! 

The conference will take place virtually from April 27-29, 2022. We welcome equity-minded students, educators, staff, and leaders who represent colleges, universities, non-profit organizations, and vendors from all around the world. Our goals are 1) to increase the visibility of all efforts to increase learning equity in higher education and 2) to bring together institutions that want to share and adopt equitable practices for all online students globally.

Please register via our online form. It is super easy and will take seconds to complete!


Conference participation will be FREE to make it accessible for everyone. Sessions will be spread throughout the day and recorded to accommodate busy schedules and global time zones. Around 500 people are registered from across the U.S., as well as Grenada, Iraq, Ireland, India, Turkey, New Zealand, and more!


Our conference will include three types of activities to mirror the scaffolded learning process from Peralta's Online Equity Training:

  • Day 1 – LEARN: Participate in live and recorded presentations that share an equity strategy or equity initiative.
  • Day 2 – ANALYZE: Participate in live and asynchronous discussions about an equity topic.
  • Day 3 – BUILD: Participate in live workshops focused on increasing equity in your classes or at your institution.
For more information, please visit the Equity Conference website or see this PDF. You can also contact if you have any questions.
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