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PCCD offices. (Photo: Li Khan/The Citizen)

Board bears down on budget at 6/11 meeting

District faces $11.2 million deficit
Romi Bales and Li Khan July 10, 2024
The district is facing a $11.2 million budget gap for the upcoming fiscal year.
A cap at the Laney College commencement ceremony on May 24 reads in Spanish, This is for my mom who gave me everything. (Photo: Marcus Creel/PCCD)

Graduations, resignations and more: PCCD Trustees wrap up school year at 5/28 meeting

Romi Bales, Staff Writer June 17, 2024

The Peralta Community College District (PCCD) Board of Trustees convened on May 28 to bid a fond farewell to the school year. As the meeting opened with the board’s routine reading of a statement...

Greg Nelson to be Chief Operating Officer

Greg Nelson to be Chief Operating Officer

Nelson to be first COO since leadership restructure

Following a national search, the Peralta Community College District (PCCD) announced Thursday that Greg Nelson will serve in the permanent position of Deputy Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer (COO),...

Abigail McMurry, Acting President of Associated Students of Laney College, spoke against last-minute class cancellations at the May 14 Board of Trustees meeting.

Class cancellations, basic needs, and ‘flying pigs’ at 5/14 meeting for PCCD Trustees

Ian Waters, News Editor June 1, 2024
A number of students and faculty spoke during public comment against last-minute class cancellations and module changes at PCCD.
Laney College Baseball held a naming ceremony April 26 for its stadium, now called the Tom Pearse Diamond. The name change was approved by the Peralta Board of Trustees at its April 23 meeting. (Photo: Marcus Creel/PCCD)

Laney names baseball stadium, FabLab to relocate and more at 4/23 meeting for PCCD trustees

Eliot Faine, Staff Writer May 15, 2024

The Peralta Community College District (PCCD) Board of Trustees held a regular meeting on April 23. District achievements and strategies were discussed, contracts approved, and several former PCCD employees...

PCCDs classified employees pose for a pic at the first-ever professional development day for classified professionals. PCCD Chancellor Tammeil Gilkerson reflected on the event in her report to the Board of Trustees. (Source: PCCD)

Peralta’s leadership search, CCC public safety earmark, and “rumors” discussed at 4/9 meeting of PCCD Trustees

Desmond Meagley, Staff Writer April 24, 2024

The Peralta Community College District (PCCD) Board of Trustees held a regular meeting April 9 at district offices in Oakland. During the 50-minute meeting, the board approved funds towards a number of...

VC of General Services retires

VC of General Services retires

New security survey, search for PCCD General Counsel, and more announced today
Eliot Faine, Staff Writer April 22, 2024
Interim Vice Chancellor of General Services, Atheria Smith, has retired effective April 19.
Activities at the meeting ranged from honest discussions about shared governance to creating posters, such as the one pictured above. (Source: PCCD)

PCCD budgeting council discusses changes to shared governance

New budget calendar aims to increase involvement of faculty, staff, students
Sam O'Neil, Associate Editor April 8, 2024

Following the approval of a new Budget Development Calendar, the Peralta Community College District held a Participatory Governance Retreat March 22. At the 3.5-hour long public event, faculty, classified...

(Photo: wiredsmartio/Pixabay)

Knowledge Saves Lives to receive new contract for security study

Isabelly Sabô Barbosa, Social Media Editor April 8, 2024

The Peralta Community College District (PCCD) Board of Trustees is expected to vote tomorrow on a new contract with Knowledge Saves Lives (KSL) to conduct a districtwide “public safety feasibility study.” The...

A PCCD board meeting held during spring break included really good news for the funding of retiree benefits, as well as the approval of $1.36 million for the new Laney Tower elevators.   Pictured: New designs for CoAs revamped aviation facility, which were approved by the board. (Source: AE3 Partners)

‘Really good news’ for retiree benefits, Laney Tower elevators set for replacement, and more at 3/26 meeting for PCCD trustees

Desmond Meagley, Staff Writer April 7, 2024

The Peralta Community College District (PCCD) Board of Trustees held a regular meeting March 26, during the district’s spring break. The meeting focused heavily on retiree benefits, while also touching...

(Graphic: Li Khan and Desmond Meagley/The Citizen)

Peralta Board of Trustees Brief 2/27: Budget updates, BCC expansion, administrative contract extensions

Ivan Saravia, Staff Writer March 12, 2024

The Peralta Community College District (PCCD) Board of Trustees held a regular meeting Feb. 27. The meeting included an overview of the most recent state budget proposal, and the announcement of a new...

Chancellor Tammeil Gilkerson shared new changes to the districts organizational structure in a March 1 Youtube update. (Source: PCCD)

PCCD Chancellor announces decision to hire new Chief Operating Officer

Organizational changes will eliminate VC of Finance, General Services
Eliot Faine, Staff Writer March 9, 2024
Chancellor Tammeil Gilkerson shared her decision to hire a new Chief Operating Officer and eliminate two district leadership positions in a March 1 Youtube update.
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