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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College of Alameda President's Report

Alameda State of the City Event Attracts Over 200 Attendees

CoA and PCCD representatives attended the Alameda State of the City event on April 7, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., hosted by the Alameda Chamber of Commerce aboard the USS Hornet, a museum ship, located on the southernmost pier of the former Naval Air Station in Alameda.

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COA named 2022 Champion in recognition for Black student success

 

Congratulations are in order for College of Alameda which has been named a 2022 Champion for Excelling in Equitable Course Placement in Black English Throughput by The Campaign for College Opportunity. The Campaign for College Opportunity describes itself as "focused on a single mission: Working to ensure all Californians have an equal opportunity to attend and succeed in college in order to build a vibrant workforce, economy and democracy." College of Alameda President Nathaniel Jones II noted 'the college is thankful for the recognition of the College of Alameda’s work to foster greater levels of achievement equity.'

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College of Alameda President's Report

College of Alameda Strategic Management Initiatives and Updates

On March 10, 2022, CoA Business and Administrative Services Vice President Augustine Gill arranged a dialogue with the District Finance Team (led by PCCD Interim Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration Adil Ahmed) reviewing audit findings and brainstorming solutions to improve internal controls and communications between the College and District Finance Team. 

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CoA joins the Second California Community Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance

CoA’s executive leadership team is deeply committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at the College. Advancing DEI is one of the four CoA institutional priorities for Academic Year 21-22. As part of our work to advance DEI and commitment to equitable student success, CoA has joined 68 other California Community Colleges in participating in the second California Community Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance.

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College of Alameda President's Report

CoA’s ACCESO Hosts Its First Career Panel

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College of Alameda President's Report

Honoring Our Diverse Traditions: Lunar New Year and Black History Month at College of Alameda

February 2022 marked the College’s celebration of two important traditions: Lunar New Year and Black History Month. In celebration of Black History Month, I encouraged the CoA family to envision our roles as contributors to and facilitators of life-transforming education that leads to among other things, greater health and well-being of our students. This year's theme for Black History Month is "Black Health and Wellness." As a former Health Policy professor, I was always very interested in social determinants of health and health economics. The COVID-19 pandemic has served as the most recent spotlight for the widespread disparity in access to quality healthcare resulting in statistically significant poorer outcomes for Blacks and other minorities. Because higher education has been positively correlated with improved economic and health status measures, I shared the article: Racism, Inequality, and Health Care for African Americans with our College community to encourage meaningful dialogue about this topic. I believe that the work that we do every day as educators has great importance and significance. Hence, we must continue to fight the good fight for greater access to education and improved health equity.

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College of Alameda President's Report

College of Alameda Kicks Off Spring Semester with a Robust Flex Day

College of Alameda held a virtual Spring Semester Flex Day on Friday, January 21, 2022, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Peralta Honors Black History Month


February is Black History Month, and the Peralta Colleges will be celebrating all month long. Merritt College President David M. Johnson, in an email to the Merritt Community, described the history of this month of remembrance:

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Peralta Welcomes the Lunar New Year

Image: 2020 lunar new year celebration at Laney College

February 1st marks the start of the year of the Tiger and we at Peralta are excited to celebrate the Lunar New Year. The Peralta community is made up of students, faculty, and staff with connections around the world. 

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