As students were interviewed across Ocean Campus on Sept. 26, just five days after Martin gave notice, the most common response was, “What’s a chancellor?”
A year after the board voted to lay off 50 full-time equivalent faculty, students struggle to complete their certificates. The Broadcast Electronic Media Arts (BEMA) department lost four of eight faculty members and half of its class offerings.
The Service Employees International Union 1021 has distributed a petition against the current Associate Vice Chancellor of the City College IT Department Ellen Rayz.
For the past ten years, City College has named ten chancellors as its own. Will the newly appointed chancellor, David Martin, direct the helm of City College for just a few years, like many of his predecessors, or will he stay the course and truly tackle the long-term financial problems and educational needs of the college?
The incoming chancellor’s contract was approved by the Board of Trustees on Sept. 23rd, and in the three weeks since he has not given an interview or issued a statement regarding his hiring, or his plans for the chancellorship.
Some of the main challenges for the chancellor will be ensuring the college’s long-term fiscal stability while making preparations to bring back in-person classes. Opinions on how these goals should be achieved differ between AFT2121, the union which represents the college’s faculty, and the Board of Trustees, with chancellor candidates in the running having largely similar stances on achieving goals mostly inline with the Board’s opinion and differing from each other only slightly.
Since 2011, City College has had more than half a dozen leaders. Analysis by the Guardsman found that chancellorship of the college has changed hands nine times in the last decade.
The Interim Chancellor, who came out of retirement to take on the position, has referred to addressing City College’s financial crisis as “righting the ship”. As he prepares to leave the helm, students and faculty continue to work to reconcile salaries and employment with his administration’s Multi-Year Budget Plan.
An update on City College’s chancellor search.
The Ramaytush Ohlone are the original inhabitants of the San Francisco Peninsula. Long sought-after, generational change is in the making—at City College, it begins with the Land Acknowledgement Initiative.
Interview with City College’s new trustees Alan Wong and Aliya Christi.
In response to the College’s dire financial crisis, Interim Chancellor Vurdien has hired a new auditor to oversee all facets of accounting and finance. But what can we expect?