Safe Return to Campus Town Hall video and presentations

Thank you to all who were able to attend the Town Hall webinar, Safe Peralta Return to Campus, on Monday morning, October 4, 2021. Over 500 people -- 517 to be exact -- including students, faculty, staff, administrators and contractors participated in the informational session. A video recording has been posted on the Peralta TV YouTube Channel and is available here

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Meet Dr. Ronald McKinley, Interim Vice Chancellor of Human Resources

During the May 25, 2021 Board of Trustees meeting, the Board approved the appointment of Dr. Ronald McKinley as the Interim Vice Chancellor of Human Resources and Employee Relations. Dr. McKinley had been serving as the Acting VC of HR since December 2020. Dr. McKinley has over 25 years of experience as a Chief Human Resources Officer and more than 35 years of experience in human resources management. 

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Peralta District welcomes new HR Director Immaculate Adesida

On May 17, 2021, the Peralta Community College District (PCCD) proudly welcomed the new Director of Human Resources Mrs. Immaculate Adesida. Mrs. Adesida comes to Peralta College bringing an impressive background. Before joining the Peralta team, she served as a Human Resource Director in an institution in the Silicon Valley. Additionally, Mrs. Adesida served as a Human Resources Manager in other educational institutions to include UC Berkeley and Solano Community College.

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Peralta Wins Two CCPRO Awards

Peralta Community College District recently received two awards from CCPRO, the Community College Public Relations Organization ( http://ccprocalifornia.org/). The CCPRO 2021 Annual Meeting took place virtually on Friday afternoons during April and concluded on April 30 with their annual awards ceremony where it was announced that Peralta CCD received two awards for work produced in 2020. 
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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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Chancellor Announcement: Update on summer and fall 2021 semesters

On Wednesday, March 10, 2021, an announcement on behalf of Interim Chancellor Dr. Carla Walter was sent to all District employees.

Dear Peralta Community, 

I’m writing to help us all in our planning for summer and fall 2021 semesters.   

We continue to work closely with local public health officials and the State Chancellor's Office while we serve the community and meet our mission. Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College and Merritt College will continue to offer the majority of the courses and services as online or hybrid this summer and fall semester. 

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Update on the State Budget and the State of Peralta’s Budget

Dear Peralta Community,

I'm writing to share information with you regarding our current FY 2020-21 budget. As part of the annual California state budget process, the state provides apportionments, with First Principal Apportionment (P1) in February and Second Principal Apportionment (P2) in June. This is an update regarding our P1, First Principal Apportionment.

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Accreditation Site Visits Result in Praise for the Colleges

Educators from peer institutions across the Western Association of Schools and Colleges conducted virtual site visits of the Peralta Community College District and the four colleges last week, March 1-4. These peer reviews were conducted on behalf of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) and were part of an accreditation process that included the Special Reports we submitted last November and the Institutional Self Evaluation Reports (ISERs) submitted in December 2020.  The visits went well. We’re writing to share with you some preliminary good news that we received during the accreditation site visits last week.  

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PeopleSoft Upgrade Phase One Complete

On February 18, 2021, an announcement from Interim Chancellor Dr. Carla Walter was sent to the Peralta Community including students and employees. Here is the email message from Dr. Walter.

Earlier this week, the Peralta Community College District completed Phase One of our technology upgrade of Oracle’s PeopleSoft system. This has been an all consuming project.  Together, we did it.

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Leadership Statement on the Electoral College Certification of the President and VP of the USA

Dear Peralta Community,

Yesterday, our nation witnessed a disgraceful display of vandalism, violence, and insurrection at the United States Capitol, during the long held tradition of validating the will of the people. Many political and educational leaders across the country have rightfully condemned the misguided actions of those rioters who breached the Capitol, and the Peralta Community College District denounces their lawless actions as well.

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