Peralta Community College District announces three finalists for district chancellor job

Peralta Community College District November 11, 2010
The Governing Board of the Peralta Community College District has announced the selection of three finalists for the position of chancellor of the district. After interviewing ten applicants for the position, a 12-member Chancellor’s Selection Committee chose three people: Dr. Lawrence M. Cox, Provost/CEO of Compton College (California); Dr. Edna B. Chun, Vice President of Human Resources at Broward College (Florida); and Dr. Ed Gould, Superintendent/President of Imperial Valley College (California).

The District has scheduled two public forums where the three finalists will make statements and answer questions. The first will be held on the evening of Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., in the Boardroom of the Peralta Community College District offices, 333 East 8th Street, Oakland. The second will be held during the day on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m., at the Berkeley City College Auditorium, 2050 Center Street in Berkeley.

“I am pleased that the Committee selected three very qualified finalists,” said Abel Guillén, Peralta Community College District Governing Board president. “The Board looks forward to interviewing each of the candidates. We are pleased with the work the Chancellor's Selection Committee has done to forward us the names of the three finalists at this pivotal time in Peralta's 46-year history.”

The Board will interview the finalists on November 30, 2010, and make its determination shortly thereafter. The new chancellor is expected to assume the position overseeing the four Peralta Colleges – Berkeley City College, College of Alameda and Laney and Merritt Colleges in Oakland – on July 1, 2011. The current interim chancellor of the District is Dr. Wise E. Allen, a long-time Peralta Colleges administrator.

Both of the public forums are open to students, faculty, staff and members of the community. The forums will also be available for viewing on Peralta TV and over the Internet. Please check the Peralta Colleges Website ( for details and broadcast times.
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