CCSF Board of Trustees chooses Mark Rocha as new chancellor
We had hoped that the process of finding a new Chancellor would end with a candidate that San Francisco deserves. We are shocked that the Board of Trustees has chosen Mark Rocha to be our next Chancellor.
There are lots of red flags from his tenures at Rancho Santiago CCD, Los Angeles CCD and Pasadena Community College. His arbitrary and non-collaborative style led to a vote of No-Confidence by students and faculty at Pasadena. Hopefully that will not be repeated here. We have our doubts, to say the least.
Message to CCSF Board of Trustees
Last night, the Board of Trustees meeting was packed, some who spoke had never addressed the Board before, urging them to reject Rocha’s appointment. The message to our Board is a simple one: San Francisco deserves better. Our city needs CCSF to succeed after all these years of turmoil and uncertainty following the Accreditation Crisis. All the signs of trouble in this appointment are there to see. You should have done better for the community you were elected to serve.
We want to thank both former Board President Rafael Mandelman and newly elected Student Trustee Bouthaina Belaydi for the good judgment they displayed in opposing his appointment.
AFT 2121, our CCSF’s faculty union, has been steadfast in our commitment to work for the benefit of students and community. And together with community and students we led the fight to defend our City College against the ACCJC, for full accreditation, and for Free City College for all San Franciscans.
That commitment to our students and community will never waver. Working with students and community we will remain vigilant in holding the new Chancellor and our Board accountable. As always, if there are areas of agreement with the new administration that will help defend quality public education for our students and community, City College faculty are ready to take action.
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