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20 Oct, 2016

Geologist discusses probability of ‘The Big One’ hitting SCV

By | 2017-04-04T18:17:12+00:00 October 20th, 2016|Faculty, News|0 Comments

United States Geological Survey (USGS) scientists estimate that half of Americans, or 143 million people nationwide, live and work in areas that are exposed to potentially damaging earthquakes. This risk is well-known to Southern California residents who live along the unpredictable San Andreas Fault. So, what is the risk of a magnitude 8-earthquake, better known as “The Big One,” hitting the Santa Clarita Valley? “It will happen for sure over the next 30 to 50 years, but there’s some change it will happen sooner,” said Dr. Vincent Devlahovich, geologist and professor of geology in the earth, space and environmental department [...]

20 Sep, 2016

College of the Canyons Faculty Association Announces Board Endorsements

By | 2017-04-04T18:17:12+00:00 September 20th, 2016|BOT Watch, News|0 Comments

The College of the Canyons Faculty Association (COCFA) announces its endorsement of Edel Alonso, Jerry Danielsen and Steven Zimmer for the Santa Clarita Community College District (SCCCD) Board of Trustees. Three of the five board seats are up for re-election on Nov. 8. While Zimmer currently sits on the board, Alonso and Danielsen are challenging long-time board members Bruce Fortine and Michelle Jenkins, respectively. In 2015 the SCCCD agreed to change its elections to a by-district rather than at-large system in accordance with the California Voting Rights Act. The 2016 election will be the first time that voters can only [...]

20 Sep, 2016

Time for a Change Commentary by Joan MacGregor

By | 2017-04-04T18:17:12+00:00 September 20th, 2016|BOT Watch, News|0 Comments

It is with complete confidence and great personal enthusiasm that I endorse Dr. Edel Alonso for the COC Board of Trustees Area 2 seat in the Nov. 8 election. As a current member of the board, I speak with confidence in Edel’s demonstrated leadership skills and knowledge of the college. I had the pleasure of knowing Edel when she was a counselor and professor at COC for 16 years and served as the elected president of the faculty Academic Senate. Edel demonstrated her ability to lead as she guided the faculty in its legislated duty to advise the board on [...]

19 Sep, 2016

KHTS – Election Glance: College Of The Canyons Governing Board, District 2

By | 2017-04-04T18:17:12+00:00 September 19th, 2016|BOT Watch, News|0 Comments

College of the Canyons officials are readying for their first November election in a three-person battle for the the second district seat held by board member Bruce Fortine. Fortine, the incumbent and a founding board member for the 47-year-old community college. Fortine is running against challengers Edel Alonso and Ronda Baldwin-Kennedy. The Santa Clarita Community College District encompasses most of the Santa Clarita Valley and parts immediately south, and governs both College of the Canyons campuses. There were initially three seats scheduled to be up for election; however, no one filed to run against Steve Zimmer, who represents District No. [...]

31 May, 2016

COC faculty members receive 5 percent raise

By | 2017-04-04T18:17:12+00:00 May 31st, 2016|Faculty, News|0 Comments

Full-time faculty members at College of the Canyons will receive a 5 percent salary increase after a new collective bargaining agreement was approved Wednesday by the Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees. Members of the College of the Canyons Faculty Association voted in favor of the agreement May 13. read more here...

29 Apr, 2016

Longtime schools counselor declares candidacy for COC board…

By | 2017-04-04T18:17:12+00:00 April 29th, 2016|Faculty, News|0 Comments

Edel Alonso, longtime counselor at College of the Canyons who also counseled students at Valencia and Hart high schools, announced Monday she is seeking a seat on the Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees in November. read more here...

28 Apr, 2016

David Andrus on Facing debt, looking for jobs

By | 2017-04-04T18:17:12+00:00 April 28th, 2016|Faculty, News|0 Comments

David Andrus, political science department chair and one of Jack Allen’s professors at College of the Canyons, is teaching his students to think critically about this year’s elections. He said he’s learning a lot from students, too — some of whom are gravitating toward candidates who are political outsiders. He thinks he understands why. read more here..

9 Apr, 2016

COC faculty union to discuss endorsements… SCV Signal

By | 2017-04-04T18:17:12+00:00 April 9th, 2016|Faculty, News|0 Comments

COC faculty union to discuss endorsements By Matt Thacker Signal Staff Writer April 9, 2016 8:00 a.m. The College of the Canyons Faculty Association will explain its endorsement process to prospective Board of Trustees candidates during Wednesday’s Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees meeting. Chris Blakey, president of the union’s political action committee, said the Faculty Association will determine whether to endorse any candidates in August and September. The next COC Board of Trustees election is in November. read more here...

5 Nov, 2015

Santa Clarita Community College District Approves Trustee Area Map

By | 2017-04-04T18:17:12+00:00 November 5th, 2015|BOT Watch, News|0 Comments

The Santa Clarita Community College District held its third public meeting at Newhall Elementary School on Wednesday to approve one of six maps for dividing the district into five trustee areas. The maps were proposed by the National Demographics Corporation and were presented by NDC President, Douglas Johnson, at the board’s first public meeting on Oct. 13 at College of the Canyons. Under the new “by-trustee area” voting system, members of the board are elected by the voters of the trustee area in which they reside. Click here to read more...  

4 Nov, 2015

College of the Canyons Board of Trustees approve Trustee district maps

By | 2017-04-04T18:17:12+00:00 November 4th, 2015|BOT Watch, News|0 Comments

The College of the Canyons Board of Trustees have approved the map that will be adopted in dividing the Santa Clarita Community College District from an at large voting district to trustee area districts for elections. The Board of Trustees decided on Map A from a selection of six maps presented by the National Demographics Corporation. The approved map will split the the Santa Clarita Community College District, or SCCCD, into five separate trustee area districts. Each district will have only one representative elected to sit on the Board of Trustees. Click here to read more...