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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 ...

Science Center construction advances to completion for July 2021

The final touches on the framework for the highly anticipated Science Center are being completed in this view of the north entrance to the building on Sept. 8.

By Daniel Hernandez, Social Media Editor

September 18, 2020

The long-awaited Science Center is finally taking shape at the Contra Costa College campus where the last two steel beams are to be placed onto the building’s three-story frame, symbolizing another step toward the project’s completion. Despite nationwide lockdowns occurring since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, construction work has not stopped. In fact, it is a week ahead o...

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The Contra Costa Community College District Governing Board announced today that Raul Rodriguez, Ph.D., has withdrawn from the running to become the next permanent chancellor for the district.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...

Meetings bring change to commencement and course withdraw policy

Meetings bring change to commencement and course withdraw policy

By Cindy Pantoja, Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2020

Students’ high hopes of returning to campus for face-to-face instruction for the remainder of the semester crashed after Contra Costa County extended its shelter-in-place order last week. The Contra Costa County Health Department announced in a press release issued April 29 that the seven Bay Area...

County tests residents with symptoms at multiple locations

West County Medical Center Family Physician Alan Siegel, 51, holds a biohazard bag with a test sample while he explains the an information sheet he gave to a patient who came to the West County Medical Center for a coronavirus test in San Pablo Avenue on April 27. The sample will be placed in a chilled cooler and picked up to be delivered to a testing facility.

By Denis Perez, Creative Director

May 8, 2020

The shelter-in-place order issued by California Gov. Gavin Newsom has been extended through May and one of his requirements for the state and Contra Costa County to reopen is that testing must become available to everyone. Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) Public Information Officer Will Harper said t...

Town Hall meeting hacked with child pornography

A group of over 50 students and community members gathered Monday in a virtual Town Hall Meeting to receive the latest campus updates. The meeting was hacked by an unknown individual.

By Cindy Pantoja, Editor-in-Chief

May 6, 2020

The Contra Costa College community was shocked to its core after hackers streamed pornographic images involving a young child during a public Zoom meeting on Monday. A group of over 50 students and community members gathered Monday in a virtual Town Hall Meeting to receive the latest campus updates. Administrators...

CCC Wellness Program offers free therapy to students

CCC Wellness Program offers free therapy to students

By Stacie Guevara, Associate Editor

April 23, 2020

As the global coronavirus pandemic is negatively affecting the well-being and mental health of students, the Wellness Program at Contra Costa College is offering support and services to those in need of help. CCC’s newest mental wellness counselor Kelley Shore said CCC’s Wellness Program offers...

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