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Proclamation for Dr. Carla Walter

April 15, 2021 is Interim Chancellor Dr. Carla Walter's last day working at the Peralta Community College District. 
Interim Chancellor Dr. Carla Walter
April 13, 2021 was the last Board of Trustees meeting for Interim Chancellor Dr. Carla Walter.  At the meeting, the Board of Trustees recognized the service of Dr. Walter with the following Proclamation:

WHEREAS, Dr. Carla Walter started working at the Peralta Community College District as Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration on March 16, 2020, right after the COVID-19 pandemic shelter-in-place directive took effect;  


WHEREAS, Dr. Walter became Acting Chancellor on July 18, 2020 and following a search process the Board of Trustees appointed her as Interim Chancellor beginning on October 1, 2020; 


WHEREASDr. Carla Walter has done important work as Interim Chancellor of the Peralta Community College District since accepting the position of leading it through a challenging time in the District’s history; 


WHEREAS, her work in partnership with the administration and faculty has put the District on the path towards full accreditation for all its colleges; 


WHEREAS, Dr. Carla Walter accomplished this in the face of the turmoil created by the COVID-19 pandemic and the immense challenges it created for educational institutions; 


WHEREAS, because of her tireless efforts, the Peralta Community College District continues to meet the needs of more than 35,000 urban students with a dynamic, multicultural learning environment that offers these deserving students accessible, high-quality educational programs, including two-year degrees, certificates and university transfer programs; 


WHEREAS, in all these endeavors, Dr. Carla Walter has  demonstrated her relentless commitment to the Peralta Community College District and to the higher educational opportunities it provides to ALL the citizens of Alameda County; 


WHEREAS, after this service to the community, Dr. Carla Walter will step down from her position as Interim Chancellor on April 15, 2021; 


NOW BE IT PROCLAIMED that the Governing Board of the Peralta Community College District expresses its gratitude to Dr. Carla Walter for her leadership, partnership and accomplishments that have greatly elevated the Peralta Community College District and once again helped make it a beacon of learning and public service to Alameda County. 

PROCLAIMED by the Board on this Thirteenth Day of April 2021. 

Dr. Walter Proclamation

You can watch the presentation of this Proclamation on YouTube here.  Farewell Dr. Walter!  It has been a pleasure working with you. Thank you for your leadership. 
Dr. Walter leaves Peralta in stronger financial condition than when she began. For a relatively quick 30 minute update of what's happening at the four colleges and the District office, please check out the April 13 Board Meeting Chancellor's Report video here. The Chancellor's Report includes brief updates from Berkeley City College President Dr. Angélica Garcia, College of Alameda President Dr. Nathaniel Jones III, Laney College President Dr. Rudy Besikof, Merritt College President Dr. David M. Johnson, and Interim Chancellor Dr. Carla Walter.  For more details regarding the progress made in the District, please read Dr. Walter's recent monthly updates here and here.
Dr. Jannett Jackson returns to PCCD in the role of Interim Chancellor beginning tomorrow, Friday April 16, 2021. During the meeting Tuesday the Trustees unanimously approved Dr. Jackson's appointment and contract. Welcome Dr. Jackson!  It is so good to have you back at Peralta. 

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