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Cosmetology program suspended

PCC’s school of cosmetology has been suspended indefinitely and no classes in the discipline will be offered in the fall as administrators decide on the future of the program. Continue reading

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Rocha’s $400,000 severance package nullified by court

Former president Mark Rocha’s $400,000 severance package was nullified by a Los Angeles County Superior court judge on Wednesday when she ruled that the Board of Trustees broke open meeting laws in the negotiation process. Continue reading

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Editorial: Another board blunder

The decision has been made and Fullerton College’s Rajen Vurdien will be the next president of PCC, but the Board of Trustees’ choice wasn’t the one the campus needed. Continue reading

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Fullerton’s Vurdien chosen as president

Rajen Vurdien was selected by the Board of Trustees to be the next president of PCC during a special board meeting on Sunday afternoon. Continue reading

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Presidential candidates speak at open forums

The three candidates vying for the vacant president’s seat at PCC addressed the community at open forums held in the Westerbeck Recital Hall this week where the public was able to submit feedback to the Board of Trustees on each candidate. Continue reading

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Presidential search narrowed down to three

Three presidential finalists have been selected in the search for a permanent president at PCC and the college will hold open forums on campus from Apr. 13 to Apr.15, according to Board of Trustees president Berlinda Brown. Continue reading

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Shared governance debates open meeting law in wake of Brown Act lawsuit

A lawyer specializing in the California Brown Act open meetings law will hold training sessions for the Academic Senate and shared governance leaders this month in an effort by the administration to clarify which bodies and committees are subject to … Continue reading

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Hiring headaches

Little to no progress has been made by PCC in filling the 35 new full-time faculty positions—a number that was agreed upon back in November—as the software being used to collect and evaluate applications, Cornerstone, has been automatically rejecting applicants due to a number of severe glitches. Continue reading

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Commencement speaker recommended to board

Interim Superintendent-President Robert Miller will recommend Chad Crittenden as the 2015 commencement speaker to the Board of Trustees. Continue reading

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Small town girl with a huge voice

PCC student to represent Southern California in prestigious speech competitionA small town Louisiana girl can feel out of place within the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles’s many suburbs, like Pasadena. When Alicia Batice needs some time to settle, she’s … Continue reading

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