LACCD Chancellor Daniel LaVista announces plans to resign

By Sergio Berrueta The contract ends for Los Angeles Community College District Chancellor Daniel LaVista on June 30, which is when he will resign. He released his resignation in a statement last Wednesday. LaVista’s decision comes after “extensive consideration of professional and personal factors.” “I’ve decided that the timing is right for me to pursue other opportunities that combine my professional and family interest,” LaVista said in his statement. The…

February 24, 2013

East Los Angeles College seeks new leader

By Allan Mejia and Ehecatl Negrete Most students are oblivious to the bureaucracy in selecting a president for East Los Angeles College. By June 30, ELAC will have a new president due to Interim President Farley Herzek’s contract expiring. District Nine Chancellor Daniel LaVista has hired a consulting firm that recruits candidates to apply for the presidential position.  They also created focus groups consisting of faculty, students and the community…

November 26, 2012

Students starve for affordable education

By Amanda Mayberry Recently, students from six CSU campuses have announced they are on  a hunger strike in protest of  budget cuts. The students are demanding that administrators freeze tuition for five years and instead make decreases to the pay raises for CSU chancellors and presidents. They say they will continue to starve themselves until these demands are met. The persisting budget decreases and fee hikes made to community colleges…

May 22, 2012