Thursday: Tell our Board of Trustees “No Rocha!”
Our CCSF Board of Trustees is about to make a huge mistake. They are planning to confirm Mark Rocha as our new chancellor.
It’s critical that you come out to the Board of Trustees meeting this Thursday. We must do all in our power to prevent the hiring of Mark Rocha as the next Chancellor of our college.
The proposed appointment of Mark Rocha to lead our college is a slap in the face to faculty. Rocha received a unanimous vote of no confidence from the academic senate, and 92% no-confidence in a faculty vote at Pasadena Community College when he was the chancellor there. The Associated Student Council at Pasadena CC also voted no confidence and called for his removal.
At the meeting where the result of the no-confidence vote was presented, the faculty stated:
“President Rocha impeded student success, violated student and faculty trust, and, in general, brought about destructive rather than constructive change at the college while consistently ignoring the concerns of students, staff and faculty members at Pasadena City College.”
After the turmoil at our College of the last five years, this is the last thing we need. Our college deserves much better. The BOT needs to know that they can’t expect our faculty to just stand by while they appoint someone with such a tainted record to the top administrative position at CCSF. Our suggestion is that the Board reconsider this ill-advised move and reject Mark Rocha and move towards hiring an interim Chancellor until we can find the candidate we all deserve.
Please come out and make your voices heard this Thursday at the CCSF Board of Trustees Meeting. Public comment will be at 4:00 PM on Ocean Campus in MUB 140.
You can RSVP to organizer Athena Waid, firstname.lastname@example.org by 3:00 PM Thursday.
You can help with overpayments and come out to AFT 2121 happy hour Friday
A victory — Administration has agreed to halt all collection of overpayments, including those referred to collection agents, pending our meeting on Friday.
What they have not done is give us the information we need to understand what’s happening. They have failed to tell us how many outstanding overpayments there are, or how many people have been referred to collection agents. We estimate there are around 130 faculty with outstanding issues, but we don’t know the details.
- Have you been overpaid? How did the process go for you? Have you received a “second notice” or a call from a collection agent? Please let us know. Contact Malaika email@example.com.
- Before Friday, we’ll need to get in touch with people who have been overpaid. Can you come to the AFT office on Wednesday afternoon to help call faculty? Contact Malaika firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The meeting is this Friday. Please join us that afternoon for a happy hour, and we’ll be able to tell you how the meeting went.
- AFT Happy Hour: Friday, June 23, 5:00, at El Rio (3158 Mission St)