Desert Sun 10/31 – Endorsement: In COD board races, Desert Sun Editorial Board sees tough choices
Perhaps the best thing we can say about this year’s ugly races for the two College of the Desert Board of Trustees seats is that voters seem to be paying attention. Results: Joel Kinnamon – District 4 – Desert Sun Editorial Board endorses Chavez Chaidez & Ruben Perez – District 1 – Desert Sun Editorial…
COD Board delays vote on Palm Springs campus designs; Kinnamon seeks to censure Perez
The College of the Desert Board of Trustees decided to postpone a vote Friday on the approval of new designs for the long-awaited Palm Springs campus due to the absence of Trustee Fred Jandt. Later, Trustee Joel Kinnamon asked the board to initiate a censure process against Trustee Ruben Perez. Read full article here for…
Desert Sun Editorial 1/29 – COD leaders’ secrecy and stumbles continue. The public needs to speak up.
Garcia and trustees don’t seem to be listening — or perhaps they’re simply incapable of fixing some of these problems. The terms of two of the board’s five members, Chair Rubén AríAztlán Pérez and Aurora Wilson, are up this year. Voters need to think seriously about whether they deserve to continue.
Desert Sun 12/17 – Article
Palm Springs, COD still in limbo over attorneys’ conflict-of-interest waiver
Forensic audit called for to investigate COD campus projects, ‘vulnerable’ IT systems
At a meeting this week, College of the Desert Board members are planning to act on a resolution to “conduct comprehensive forensic audits” due to concerns over campus development projects throughout Coachella Valley as well as “vulnerable and inefficient” Technology (IT) systems. The resolution intends to address concerns regarding “the cost of developing campuses and…
KESQ 10/26 – College of the Desert hosts annual State of the College address; update on campus expansion projects
College of the Desert focused on sharing its future growth across its campuses in its annual State of the College address, “COD Rising,” Wednesday. Superintendent/President Martha Garcia, Ed.D., shared details about some of the College’s upcoming projects, including the Palm Springs Development Project, Roadrunner Motors in Cathedral City, and the Indio campus expansion.