KESQ 6/9 – College of the Desert – Updated West Valley Campus plans revealed

The West Valley Campus was reviewed yesterday by the Palm Springs Development Project Team and is moving forward with their updated plans for the campus. You can view the entire meeting on COD’s YouTube Channel here. The development of the new campus is still in phase one. According to J.R. Roberts, vice chair of the…

KESQ 5/19 – Former Palm Springs mayor Ron Oden appointed new College of the Desert Trustee

Ron Oden has been appointed as the new College of the Desert Area 3 Trustee. The Board of Trustees unanimously voted to appoint Oden to the position during a special meeting on Friday. Oden was sworn in immediately. Oden replaces Fred Jandt, who resigned from his position at the end of March due to health issues. Jandt’s…

The Desert Sun 5/19 – Former Palm Springs Mayor Ron Oden appointed to COD Board of Trustees (subscribers only)

Former Palm Springs Mayor Ron Oden is the newest member of the College of the Desert Board of Trustees. Oden was sworn in after he was unanimously appointed by the board Friday, 4-0, to become the Area 3 representative for Palm Springs and a sliver of Cathedral City. It was a rare and important moment…

The Post 5/18 – Updated renderings for planned COD Campus revealed

We’re getting our first look at updated digital renderings of the planned College of the Desert (COD) campus in Palm Springs. Driving the news: On Wednesday morning, the Palm Springs Development Project Management Team convened to update COD representatives and the public on the project’s status. Looking back: Back in February, members of the Desert Community College District Board…

KESQ 5/16 – COD narrows down finalists in search to fill vacant Trustee seat

The search for a new College of the Desert trustee is down to its final four candidates. On Tuesday, school officials sent News Channel 3 the final list of candidates: The finalists have been invited to a special Board of Trustees meeting on Friday for in-person interviews. Full broadcast report here

UKEN REPORT 5/2 – ROCIO CONDE HAS BEEN A CATHEDRAL CITY RESIDENT SINCE 2005

CATHEDRAL CITY — Rocio Conde, who has made this community her home for the past 18 years, is seeking the appointment to the Trustee Area 3 seat on The Desert Community College District Board of Trustees. The seat is vacant due to the resignation in March of Trustee Fred E. Jandt. Area 3 represents Palm…

UKEN REPORT 4/21 – RON ODEN SEEKS COD TRUSTEE AREA 3 VACANCYUKEN REPORT

Within minutes of the College of the Desert Board of Trustees voting unanimously to start the process to fill a vacancy on the board by provisional appointment, former Palm Springs Mayor Ron Oden announced that he will seek the appointment. Oden is seeking to fill the seat Fred E. Jandt left vacant when, due to…

UKEN REPORT 4/19 – FILLING THE TRUSTEE AREA 3 VACANCY IS AMONG ITEMS TRUSTEES WILL DECIDE ON FRIDAY

On Friday, 4/21, during the next COD Board of Trustees meeting they will decide on how to fill the Fred Jandt’s Trustee Area 3 position by either appointment or election. Trustee Area 3 includes parts of Cathedral City and Palm Springs where the college’s $300 million-plus expansion campus is scheduled to be built. Uken Reports…

KESQ 4/19 – College of the Desert holds second public meeting regarding new Palm Springs campus design plans

The second in a series of four public meetings at College of the Desert covered the functions and features of proposed spaces for the Palm Springs Development Project (PSDP). COD board members and representatives from three West Valley cities, including the Mayor of Cathedral City, Rita Lamb, were able to weigh-in alongside community members. The completed…