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Peralta Community College District's only student-run publication.

The Citizen

Peralta Community College District's only student-run publication.

The Citizen

New Vice President leadership at Laney announced
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Board of Trustees ratify presidents for College of Alameda and Laney College

(Left) College of Alameda president-to-be Nathaniel Jones III during a public Zoom forum in October. (Right) New Laney College president, Rudy Besikof, smiling cheerfully from his office when he started at Laney in 2018. (Photo by Michelle Snider)

The Peralta Community Colleges Board of Trustees voted to ratify Rudy Besikof for the Laney College president position and Nathaniel Jones III for the College of Alameda president position during closed session at yesterday’s regular meeting.  

Both votes passed with six “ayes” and one abstention from Trustee Linda Handy.

Besikof has been serving as Laney College interim president since July, and his one-year contract is effective starting today, at a salary of $207,517 annually. 

Jones, who was also approved for a one-year contract, will start on December 4, 2020, at a salary of $219,046 annually. Both Besikof and Jones’ contracts will end on December 31, 2021. 

About the Contributor
Veronica Steiner
Veronica Steiner, News Editor
Born in Connecticut, Veronica moved to the Bay Area with her family for new opportunities. After moving to San Francisco in 2011, Veronica and her family opened a bar and restaurant in the Richmond District of San Francisco. After having her first child, she was eager to finish her education and pursue her dream of writing — so she joined The Citizen. Having deep roots in community service as she founded a women’s group building sisterhood through service, a big sister through Big Brothers Big Sisters and an Americorps Alumni, Veronica believes journalism is the perfect bridge of career and passion, combining a life of service and substance.
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