Senior Vice President and Assistant Superintendent for Business and College Services Dr. Robert Miller will be leaving PCC for a position in the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) as their Vice Chancellor of Finance and Resource Development on March 31.
Faculty, staff, administrators, and students gave up several hours last Friday to attend the first Annual Budget Retreat, where representatives from all levels of shared governance came together to review and prioritize budget requests based on the mission of the college as the school prepares for a bleak financial outlook from the state.
Despite looking impressive before conference play, the Lancers women’s basketball team is now 1-2 after falling to East Los Angeles College (ELAC) 47-51 Wednesday night at home.
Although he only arrived at PCC less than two years ago, the man responsible for implementing many of the changes recommended by the accreditation commission has left PCC to work for the Los Angeles Community College District, just as the school heads into the final stretch of its accreditation process.
In his second semester at PCC, President-Superintendent Rajen Vurdien continues to shape the college in his vision.
When the PCC chapter of the national organization Young American for Liberty came to the Inter-Club Council for chartering, which typically accepts clubs en masse and uncritically, ICC members had some questions for YAL’s president, Woodrow Johnston. “Who do you endorse?” “Is this legal?” “What organization are you from again?” Woodrow smiled wide and deftly took questions as three of the things he seemed to most enjoy came together in his very first ICC meeting: political opposition, a captive audience, and the chance to spread …
Since July, when the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges placed Pasadena City College on academic probation citing nine recommendations that need to be met by next October, the college has been working on how to get off probation as quickly as possible.
After adding a record 35 new full-time faculty this year, PCC will be hiring 50 more full-time instructors for fall 2016. The new instructor positions are well-distributed throughout divisions, with at least four new faculty in the Business, Math, English, Health Science, Social Science, Natural Science, and Performing and Communication Arts divisions. Seven new counselors will also be hired, four general counselors and three specializing in financial aid, DSPS, and EOP&S.
The women’s volleyball team finished 9-5 in third-year coach Kari Post’s first season leading the team. Although this season has been an improvement over their 5-9 season last year, it is far from the potential they showed at the start of the season.
When you take influences from The Grateful Dead, Jaco Pastorius, and Funkadelic, combine them with soulful harmonies, Central Asian guitar style, Latin jazz, and put them on a Pasadena stage, things are bound to get nutty.