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Community college district's search for new chancellor stalls

Original post made on Dec 27, 2018

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District appears headed back to the drawing board in its search for a new permanent chancellor, although the situation is less clear now than it was early last week.

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Posted by Concerned
a resident of Country Fair
on Dec 27, 2018 at 11:11 am

With so much time already spent to select 3 candidates, the fear is you will lose not only them, but future applicants should you draw this out much further. The district has a recent history of posting and withdrawing positions, or as in this case, being plain indecisive....let’s not make this protocol! If need be, redo the last meeting of concern and get on with life! We need a STRONG district to enhance our students....afterall, they are taught to make quick, strong decisions all the time...what does it say when their administration fumbles?

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Posted by Ted Smallpiece
a resident of Happy Valley
on Dec 27, 2018 at 2:30 pm

It's really quite a mystery why Chabot-Las Positas can't attract top-shelf talent to its president's position...violating a state act, no long-term plan, wrong consultant. Hmmm, maybe its the, I don't know, Board?

As the great band Ambrosia once sang," Make a wish, baby, So we could wash away the past, So that we may start anew."


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Posted by Jannett Jackson
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 28, 2018 at 11:45 pm

The following quote from an article in the East Bay Times, show that Las Positas is subject to the same leftist politics that are damaging so many other college campus'. Not certain if this controversy is playing any role in the problems selecting a new chancellor.

Jackson received a vote of no confidence from the Chabot Academic and Faculty Senate in November.

The no confidence resolution cited several concerns, including that Jackson and her senior staffers failed to respond “in a timely manner to college needs,” had an “unsupportive” management style and micromanaged the hiring process.

The 4½-page resolution listed issues that Andrew Pierson, a psychology professor and faculty senate member at Chabot, earlier said taken together detail a “pattern of unresponsiveness and mismanagement by the district chancellor specifically, but also includes detailed concerns about other district upper management.”

The tipping point was an Oct. 24 vote by the district’s trustees to stop short of declaring Chabot-Las Positas a “sanctuary” district, Pierson said after the no confidence vote. The board instead passed a resolution supporting the California Values Act, which says schools will be “safe spaces” for undocumented students.

The sanctuary designation was backed by Chabot faculty, students and classified employees in a May resolution. But the chancellor would not put the resolution on trustees’ agenda until months later, on Oct. 24, according to the no confidence resolution.

District trustees announced their support for Jackson at their Dec. 5 meeting following the no confidence vote. They also voted to designate both Chabot and Las Positas colleges as sanctuary campuses at the same meeting.

Incoming interim chancellor Fallo retired as superintendent/president of El Camino College in 2016 after 21 years. He most recently was interim chancellor for South Orange County Community College District, appointed to that job last November. He previously was acting and interim chancellor and vice chancellor of business services at Los Angeles Community College District.

Jackson was chancellor of the community college district for five years. Her total annual compensation was $291,396.

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