The college’s detractors, some of whom appear to be on its payroll, may view this enormous learning curve as a nearly insurmountable peak, that their role is merely to establish a base camp for the next attempt, seemingly oblivious to the avalanche of problems that arise when approaching an audacious task with incrementalism and self-protective caution.
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.
The Board of Trustees approved the contract of Dr. Rajen Vurdien, who started in July.
Dr. Rajen Vurdien was appointed as Interim Chancellor of City College this June for a term that began July 1, 2020, and will end June 30, 2021. In an interview with The Guardsman, Vurdien identifies key areas of importance and discusses actions taken so far.
Senior Vice Chancellor of Administrative and Student Affairs Dianna Gonzales will be the interim chancellor for City College for the next three months, until a long-term interim chancellor, and then a permanent chancellor, is selected. She will take the place of former chancellor Mark Rocha, who resigned last week.