Berkeley Mayor Arreguín Glad BCC Milvia St. Project is Moving Forward

On July 7, 2022, a meeting was held between the Peralta Community College District and the City of Berkeley Mayor's Office to discuss the Berkeley City College expansion project at 2118 Milvia Street. The PCCD Bond Program Team hosted the meeting as part of the Bond Program Outreach Community Partner Series, briefing the City of Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín and Vice Mayor Kate Harrison and other Mayor's Office staff including Dyana Delfín Polk, who serves as Vice President of the Peralta Board of Trustees. District leadership in attendance included Dr. Jannett Jackson (Interim Chancellor), Atheria Smith (Interim Vice Chancellor of General Services), Mark Johnson (Executive Director of Marketing, Communication & Public Relations), Dr. Angelíca Garcia (Berkeley City College President), and Sean Brooks (Berkeley City College Vice President of Administration).

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2022 Laney College Graduation Celebrations

Capping off a successful Spring 2022 semester, Laney College held its 2022 graduation in both in-person and virtual formats.

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PCCD Continues to Make Progress Addressing District Financial Concerns

OAKLAND, Calif., May 6, 2022 As the Peralta Community College District (PCCD) plans for the next fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2022, we want to provide an update on our current financial status. 

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Peralta Receives Grant for Professional Development & Learning Center

On Thursday, April 7, the Peralta District and its four colleges were notified that they would each receive $2,000 ($10,000 total) under the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) Grant Program to develop a Professional Development & Learning Center (PDLC). The building would serve to aid in the onboarding of staff and students, as well as help other ongoing professional development opportunities.

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Leadership Statement on Ukraine

The message below was sent via email to students and employees on March 4, 2022.

Dear Peralta Community,

To students and our community who are experiencing hardship and trauma connected to the escalation of Russia’s unprovoked violence upon Ukraine, especially with the increasing numbers of civilian casualties, please know that we share this message as sign of support for you.   

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Peralta Colleges Earn Elevated Accreditation Status

“Substantial Progress” in All Areas Leads to Reclassification by ACCJC

OAKLAND, Calif., January 27, 2022  -- The Peralta Community College District (PCCD) today learned that Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, and Merritt College have received upgraded accreditation status by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC).

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Dr. Stephanie Droker to join Peralta Colleges as Interim Deputy Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer

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.

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Peralta Colleges Hire Tim Thomas as Director of Public Safety

Newly created role will oversee campus security as part of the Peralta Community College District’s innovative holistic approach to public safety and restorative justice

At their regular meeting on November 9, 2021, the Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees unanimously approved the appointment of Timothy “Tim” Thomas as the Director of Public Safety serving the District and its four colleges. The Director of Public Safety is a new role created as part of the District’s vision for a holistic community-oriented approach to campus safety and security. Mr. Thomas, who has extensive experience as both a law enforcement officer and a college educator, will start on November 15, 2021.

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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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