Now Accepting Applications for Trustee Area 2 Vacancy

 
Dear Peralta Community,

In November, Peralta Community College District (PCCD) Trustee Kevin Jenkins was elected to represent District 6 on the Oakland city council. Trustee Jenkins vacated his seat on the Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees on January 9th, 2023, creating a Board Vacancy for   Trustee Area 2
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A Lesson in Courage: Peralta Student Trustee Leesa Hogan

Leesa Hogan, a Merritt College graduate and continuing student who serves as a Student Trustee on the Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees as well as President of the Associated Students of Merritt College was recently chosen to be a part of the Advisory Committee on Educational Services for the Community College League of California (CCLC). Student Trustee Hogan sat with Mark Johnson, Executive Director of Marketing, Communication, and Public Relations on September 16, 2022 to talk about this prestigious appointment and her experiences as a student leader at Merritt College and the Peralta Community College District.

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Redistricting Trustee Areas

Every ten years, local governments use new census data to redraw their district lines to reflect how local populations have changed. For Peralta Community College District, this means we need to re-evaluate the boundaries of the seven areas from which our Board of Trustees serve.  Redistricting determines which neighborhoods and communities are grouped together into a district for purposes of electing a Trustee.
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January 2022 Board of Trustees Meeting Summaries

The  Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees convened twice during January 2022 which included a Board Retreat on January 11th and a regular meeting on January 25th. 

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Board of Trustees October 26, 2021 Meeting Summary

The Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees met on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 for another productive meeting. Meeting highlights included a deep dive into how the Peralta Colleges are spending federal relief funds, a preview of the Functional Maps that articulate the division of labor between the District and the Colleges, and a contract extension to keep Dr. Jannett N. Jackson as Interim Chancellor through December 2023.
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Board of Trustees Meeting Summary for October 12, 2021

The Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees met on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 for a very efficient and productive meeting. The full meeting was divided into three parts: a brief public session, a closed session, then the regular public meeting. 
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Board of Trustees September 14, 2021 Meeting Summary

On September 14, 2021, the Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees met for their first regular meeting since July 27th. While there was a lengthy   agenda  following their month off in August, it was a very efficient and productive meeting at just a bit over three hours. The full meeting recording is available on   YouTube here
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Welcome Dr. Jannett Jackson as Interim Chancellor

On April 16, 2021, Dr. Jannett Jackson started in her new role as Interim Chancellor of the Peralta Community College District.  Dr. Jackson is an experienced CEO having served as the esteemed Chancellor of the Chabot-Los Positas Community College District from 2013 to 2018 when she retired, and most recently coming out of retirement to serve as Interim President of Skyline Community College in San Bruno in 2019-2020.  The Board of Trustees unanimously approved the Interim Chancellor contract for Dr. Jackson at their April 13, 2021 meeting.  

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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. 
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Congratulations Newly Tenured Faculty

At an online reception on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, the Peralta Community College District celebrated the awarding of tenure to six dedicated educators. The event, hosted by Dr. Siri Brown (Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs & Student Success), began with welcoming statements by Dr. Cindi Napoli-Abella Reiss (President of the Board of Trustees), Dr. Carla Walter (Interim Chancellor), Dr. Donald Moore (President of the District Academic Senate), and Dr. Jennifer Shanoski (President of the Peralta Federation of Teachers). You can watch a recording of the event on YouTube below.

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