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 […]


PALM DESERT — Joel Kinnamon isn’t waiting on formalities to get a jump on his new role as the representative for Area 4 on the College of the Desert Board of Trustees. With the Riverside County Registrar of Voters having completed its certification of the 2022 General Election results, Kinnamon was sworn-in by incoming Board […]

Desert Sun 11/8 – Election results: Perez, Kinnamon lead for COD Board of Trustees seats

One incumbent and one challenger are leading in early results for two College of the Desert Board of Trustees seats in a race that has seen unusually high campaign spending. Early returns in Trustee Area 1 showed board chair Ruben Perez, a first-term trustee and fieldworker for Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia, leading with a substantial margin over Larissa Chavez […]

KESQ 10/26 – College of the Desert hosts annual State of the College address; update on campus expansion projectsDesert Sun

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.