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Larry Harris

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The Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees will select San
Jose City College’s new chancellor,
shortly after Nov. 3.

After a lengthy search among a broad
pool of qualified candidates for the next
chancellor, the 17 member search committee
will have narrowed the final selection
down to five potential candidates,
which will be introduced to the campus
community the first week of November.
The Board of Trustees will schedule their
final interviews for mid-November, after
which time the new chancellor will be

The City College Times will publish an in-depth article about this new chancellor in our next issue. In other Board of Trustee business at its Oct. 27 meeting, Vice Chancellor of Information Technology Ben Seaberry presented the annual Information Technology Plan for the district, laying out future projects for the 2015-2016 year including a wireless upgrade to the Internet network at SJCC.

In closing, the board passed two resolutions for the month of October: 1) Support of Filipino American History Month and 2) Support for Disabilities Awareness Month.

The next board meeting will be held at 6 p.m., Nov. 10, at 40 S. Market Street, San Jose.

The Academic Senate

The Academic Senate met Oct. 20. At which time San Jose City College President Bryon D. Clift Breland confirmed hiring eight (possibly nine) fulltime faculty as recommended by the AS at the previous meeting. These positions should be opened by Dec. 1 and posted by Dec. 10.

The Instructional Policies and Curriculum Committee put forth two new
course proposals; Theater 050: Introduction to Theatre Design and Journalism
150: Introduction to Public Relations.

Joseph King, library coordinator, presented the Safe Zone program, “The Safe Zone program at San Jose City College was started in 2013 with the intent to provide support and campus awareness of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) student population. The objective is for faculty, staff and administrators to understand the issues that LGBT students face and to provide a safe place for them on campus and in the classroom.”

The City College Times published an article about The Safe Zone and the LGBT community in its Oct. 13 issue.

A member of the San Jose Evergreen Community College District presented a packet on active shooter preparedness which included pictures of how to secure classroom doors from the inside and “Run. Hide. Fight.” instructions.

For more information on active shooter visit:

The next Academic Senate meets Nov. 3, Student Center room 204 from 2:15p.m. – 4 p.m.

Associated Student Government

Associated Student Government met Oct. 21

A major portion of the meeting time consisted of a discussion regarding changing the current legislative format from a joint meeting of ASG executive council and club representatives to a Senate type structure consisting of the executive committee taking legislative action on agenda items and the clubs meeting at a separate Inter Club Council.

The ASG meets every Wednesday in room SC 204 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.