Update 6/6/2018: In response to the comment from the California DOJ and Pasadena Police Department regarding requirements for Yu working on campus, Executive Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing Alex Boekelheide told the Courier through email that the college is not aware of any such requirement regarding employees of independent companies that hold contracts with the college. Boekelheide also said that while the Alhambra Police Department stated that Yu registered the campus as his place of employment in their system, the college has no record …
Oscar winning alum’s settlement unveiled
The District paid Oscar award winning alum Dustin Lance Black more than $26,000 so he would not sue the school after top officials rescinded an invitation for him to speak at commencement last May, according to a settlement agreement.
Not so fast Mr. Rocha
The severance package that was awarded to Mark Rocha upon his retirement has been a huge point of contention since the news broke in August. But just when it was beginning to look like the Mark Rocha versus the world saga was just starting to come to an end, more fuel has been added to the fire. The non-profit group Californians Aware is accusing the Board of Trustees of violating open meeting laws by not properly referencing any action to offer Rocha the package on …
PCC accused of violating open-meeting laws
A lawsuit filed on Thursday by a nonprofit group will seek a court-ordered reversal of former president Mark Rocha’s $400,000 severance package, alleging that the Board of Trustees violated open-meetings laws.
Editorial: Rocha’s departure creates opportunity for growth
Former PCC president Mark Rocha announced his retirement last month after a tumultuous four year stay as college president and he left as perhaps the most polarizing figure on campus.
Board appoints Miller as acting-superintendent/president
The Board of Trustees has appointed Former Senior Vice President Robert Miller as acting-superintendent/president of PCC while they search for a new president following the retirement of past president Mark Rocha.
Rocha receives more than $400,000 in severance pay
President Mark Rocha will receive $403,826, plus up to $16,000 in “reasonable” legal expenses from the District, according to a severance package agreement released by the college.
District needs more time to respond to Black
The Pasadena Area City College District released a statement today stating that it needed more time before giving a full response about Oscar winner and PCC alumnus Dustin Lance Black’s allegation that he was “disinvited” to be the Spring Commencement speaker because of sexually explicit photos of him that surfaced years ago on the Internet.
Schools structure questioned at meeting
Tempers flared, our school president was laughed at, and important questions still remain unanswered as President Mark Rocha met with faculty members from the School of Humanities last week in the C-building.
Academic Senate still at opposite ends with administration
The Academic Senate continued to be worlds apart with the administration on numerous issues that were brought up at its meeting on Monday, according to senate members.