The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) has elected Dr. Nathaniel Jones III as Commissioner serving as a Higher Education Finance member with a term beginning on July 1, 2023. Dr. Jones is currently serving as the Interim Vice Chancellor of Finance & Administration for the Peralta Community College District and has over 20 years of experience in higher education administration. He is a strong advocate for equity and access in education, and he is committed to ensuring that all students have the opportunity to succeed.
“Substantial Progress” in All Areas Leads to Reclassification by ACCJC
The Peralta Community College District is pleased to announce that Interim Chancellor Dr. Jannett N. Jackson has named Dr. Stephanie Droker as Interim Deputy Chancellor and Chief Operating officer. Her term will begin on January 10, 2022. Dr. Droker brings more than 20 years of experience in higher education and accreditation to this leadership position.
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.
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.
Dear Peralta Community,
I’ve been reading a book entitled, The Alchemist. It’s by Paulo Coelho, an author from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It’s a really wonderful book. Here is a quote from the inside cover:
"This enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and soul-stirring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried near the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a [fortune teller], a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles in his path. But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasure found within. Lush, evocative, and deeply humane, the story of Santiago is an eternal testament to the transforming power of our dreams and the importance of listening to our hearts.”