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.
Local leaders question a possible larger reason behind COD’s hasty decisions
UKEN REPORT – 3/16 – BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING CANCELED WITHOUT EXPLANATION
The College of the Desert’s Board of Trustees meeting originally planned for Friday, March 17 has been canceled due to a lack of a quorum, COD officials have confirmed. They cited “unforeseen circumstances, but did not identify the circumstances. Trustees Rubén Pérez and Bea Gonzalez reportedly could not be at the meeting, though no reason…
Desert Sun 3/15 – Indio campus groundbreaking
City of Indio and College of the Desert officials gathered Monday morning to break ground on the community college’s Indio campus expansion, a 67,000-square-foot building with classrooms, a café, offices, science labs and a student services center. The long-planned campus expansion on Oasis Street downtown will double the size of the Indio campus built in 2014. Flyers distributed at the event said…
Palm Springs Post 9/12 – City files suit against College of the Desert claiming it’s slow-playing document delivery
Both sides in the battle over the future of a planned College of the Desert campus in Palm Springs traded jabs Monday, with only one thing becoming clearer: taxpayers will continue to be caught in the middle. Read full article here
The Desert Sun 3/20 – College of the Desert welcomes public input on Palm Springs campus
College of the Desert will host a series of four public meeting through June to welcome input on design plans for the planned Palm Springs campus. The first meeting is at 9:30 a.m. this Wednesday. The meetings are scheduled to take place in the multi-purpose room at the Donald and Peggy Cravens Student Services Center…