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Linda Burnes Bolton

PCC To Host The American Nurses Association of California

Pasadena, Calif., - The American Nurses Association of California will host the ANA/California 2014 General Assembly, September 5 -7, 2014 on the campus of Pasadena City College.

Release Date: Aug 22, 2014

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

PCC Gets Soaked for ALS and Challenges Others to Donate

Pasadena, Calif., - Pasadena City College and the PCC Foundation donated today to the ALS Ice Bucket Campaign that is sweeping the nation.  Trustee Ross Selvidge led the exhilrating experience in front of the mirror pool along with staff members Bobbi Abram, Valerie Wardlaw, Kris McPeak, Jeff Wojcik, Richard Beyer, Jeannie Sullivan, Anna Davis, Mei Cheng, and Carlos Altamirano.  

Release Date: Aug 15, 2014

Statement by Dr. Fellow in Response to Press Inquiries

The Board of Trustees of the Pasadena Area Community College District announced a week ago that Dr. Mark Rocha, Superintendent-President of the District and Pasadena City College, would retire from his position effective August 31, 2014. Dr. Anthony R. Fellow, President of the PACCD Board of Trustees, had the following comment regarding the terms of agreement between Dr. Rocha and the Board of Trustees:

“The terms of the severance package are in the best interests of all parties. The financial and other components are consistent with severance terms for U.S. chief executive officers overseeing organizations with budgets of over a hundred million dollars.

Dr. Rocha was hired at a time when strong leadership was needed for the District. The College had had three presidents in as many years, infrastructure progress had stalled, and the state was suffering a severe financial crisis.

Dr. Rocha completed long-stalled construction projects, saw reaffirmation of the College’s accreditation and won agreement on an educational master plan through shared governance.  Despite challenges and concerns that Dr. Rocha faced from various College constituent groups, with the support of the Board, he continued in his mission to improve the College.

Release Date: Aug 14, 2014

Real Change Movement

PCC Dancers Featured in Real Change Movement PSA

Pasadena, Calif., The Real Change Movement, an initiative that helps provide homes for the homeless through small change and credit card donations officially launched its first donation meter in Pasadena on Wednesday, August 13, 2014.  Pasadena City College (one of the community partners) collaborated with the City of Pasadena and the Flintridge Center to create a Public Service Announcement (PSA) for the campaign.

Release Date: Aug 14, 2014

Superintendent-President Mark Rocha to Retire - Effective August 31, 2014

The Board of Trustees of the Pasadena Area Community College District has announced today that Dr. Mark Rocha, Superintendent-President of the District and Pasadena City College will retire from his position effective August 31, 2014.

Dr. Anthony R. Fellow, President of the PACCD Board of Trustees, said “I speak for the Board in saying that we accept Dr. Rocha’s decision to retire with profound gratitude for his leadership over the past four years.  Dr. Rocha brought the college safely through one of the worst budget cuts in California history.  We well understand and fully respect his decision to turn the reins over to the great administrative team he has assembled.”

Release Date: Aug 07, 2014

Measure P Citizens Oversight Committee Seeking New Members

The Measure P Citizens' Oversight Committee is seeking members to serve during the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 fiscal years. 

Release Date: Jul 21, 2014