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District board selects Reece as permanent chancellor

Screenshot Chancellor's Forum Sept. 17, Zoom Teleconference

By Emma Hall, Advocate Staff

September 24, 2020

Bryan Reece, Ph.D. was selected as the permanent chancellor of Contra Costa Community College District on Tuesday. Reece was chosen during a closed session 4CD meeting where board members read comments submitted on the district website. Previously, a forum was held where Reece spoke to a hundred atte...

Permanent chancellor chosen

Permanent chancellor chosen

By Eric Dionne, Advocate Staff

September 23, 2020

The Contra Costa Community College District Governing board has announced it will begin contract negotiations with Bryan Reece, Ph.D., to become the next permanent Chancellor. The Governing Board revealed the news through a press release today after a final interview was conducted on Tuesday. Once...

Gordon Investigated for Misconduct, Harassment and Mismanagement

Gordon Investigated for Misconduct, Harassment and Mismanagement

By Emma Hall, Advocate Staff

September 21, 2020

District Investigation: Board Member Gordon Harassed Other Board Members, Engaged in ‘Several Acts of Misconduct’ District Governing Board Member Vicki Gordon engaged in several acts of misconduct, failed to adhere to Board policy, and made improper communications to fellow Board members and ...

Chancellor finalist pulls from candidacy

Chancellor finalist pulls from candidacy

By Eric Dionne, Advocate Staff

September 16, 2020

The Contra Costa Community College District Governing Board announced today that Raul Rodriguez, Ph.D., has withdrawn from the running to become the next permanent chancellor for the district. CCCCD said in a press release that Rodriguez withdrew from candidacy after accepting an offer to extend hi...

Permanent Chancellor Candidates Announced

Permanent Chancellor Candidates Announced

By Eric Dionne, Advocate Staff

September 14, 2020

The Governing Board of the Contra Costa Community College District has announced the two candidates to become the next permanent chancellor. The District issued a press release on Friday night revealing Bryan Reece, Ph.D., and Dr. Raúl Rodríguez, Ph.D., are being considered for the position. The announceme...

Interim Chancellor Huff Ousted by District Governing Board

Interim Chancellor Eugene Huff (right) and Former Chancellor Fred Wood (left) discuss the formation of an interim presidential hiring committee at a Fireside Hall meeting with CCC staff on Aug. 15, 2019 during a public forum.

By Cindy Pantoja, Editor-in-Chief

September 10, 2020

The Governing Board of the Contra Costa Community College District decided not to extend the contract of Interim Chancellor Eugene Huff Tuesday night, effectively terminating his relationship with the district. Huff, currently the executive vice chancellor of administrative services, will remain in...

Leadership void leaves student-veterans searching for answers

TeJae Dunnivant is the college’s new veterans’ coordinator this semester after the position remained vacant for nearly a year.

By Cindy Pantoja, Editor-In-Chief

February 19, 2020

Veterans at Contra Costa College again have to experience the hardships of instability after their coordinator was fired two days prior to the beginning of the spring semester. TeJae Dunnivant served as veteran’s coordinator for almost a year and Jan. 14, she received a termination letter without...

President VanderWoude agrees to resign

Governing Board President Vicki Gordon announces Dr. Katrina VanderWoude resignation during a special meeting of the Governing Board held on Aug. 14 at the District Office in Martinez.

By Cindy Pantoja, Editor-in-Chief

August 21, 2019

After spending several months on paid administrative leave, Dr. Katrina VanderWoude and the Governing Board of the Contra Costa Community College District have reached an agreement that she resign as Contra Costa College president as of Aug. 14. The decision was announced during a special meeting of th...

Press conference at Fireside Hall offers insight on administrative leave designations

Press conference at Fireside Hall offers insight on administrative leave designations

By Robert Clinton, Associate Editor

June 14, 2019

Following a tumultuous academic year defined by administrative upheaval, questions of transparency and the lack of a clear path to progress, recent decisions by Contra Costa Community College District Chancellor Fred Wood have left many in the campus community with more questions than answers. In...

Emergency alert system gives sense of safety on campus

A student walks past one of the campuswide alert system boxes set up in the hallway of the second floor of the General Education Building.

By Luis Lopez, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018

To give each classroom and corridor the feel of being part of an interconnected network, old, new and refurbished buildings on campus have been given a new method of conveying real-time information to Police Services. The campuswide emergency alert system is finally up and running at Contra Costa Colleg...

Former vice president reassigned to District Office

Former vice president reassigned to District Office

By Michael Santone, Editor-in-Chief

September 19, 2018

Following a semester mired in questions of transparency, the importance of shared governance and a flawed leadership model tasked with guiding an ailing campus into the future, Contra Costa College Vice President Ken Sherwood was re-assigned to a position in the Contra Costa Community College District...

Richmond Ceasefire looks to the future with town hall celebration

Family members and friends held signs reading the name of their deceased loved ones during the Citywide Walk event hosted by the Richmond Ceasefire in Richmond, Calif. on July 21.

By Jessica Suico, Assistant News Editor

July 6, 2018

To stop gun violence that perpetuates the community and local law enforcement there must be a coalition between a larger part of the community and the police who have sworn to protect them. The Ceasefire Organization of Richmond and Living Hope Neighborhood Church help raise awareness on gun violence...

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