CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1996 |
Despite critics who say the reward is premature, trustees have given Chancellor Philip Westin a $10,000 raise seven months after he was hired to head the Ventura County Community College District. Pete Tafoya, president of the board of trustees, said Westin deserved the 8% raise because he has made the district more efficient and put the college system in line to receive millions in state money to compensate for growth in student enrollment.
April 17, 1988 |
David Mertes, the head of a community college district in the Sacramento area, has been chosen to be the new chancellor of the state community college system, officials announced Saturday. Mertes will fill the post of the previous chancellor, Joshua Smith, who angrily complained about bureaucratic roadblocks to reform and quit last August.
July 2, 1993 |
Laurel Wilkening's first hours Thursday as the new chancellor of UC Irvine roller coastered from the mundane to the surreal. In a typical Southern California start, the former provost at the University of Washington at Seattle found herself crawling through traffic on the way to work. On campus, she got her parking permit and filled out forms to ensure that she gets her $179,000-a-year salary. She unpacked boxes in her jumbled office.
January 16, 1993 |
The University of California regents on Friday named as chancellor of UC Irvine Laurel L. Wilkening, an expert on planetary science from the University of Washington who promised to place a premium on the quality of undergraduate education. After her appointment was announced at a Board of Regents meeting at UCLA, Wilkening told reporters that she also hopes to work with industry to "improve the economy of the state" and to reach out to local elementary and secondary schools.
May 15, 1988
Some educators say they don't envy David Mertes for his recent appointment as chancellor of the California community colleges system. After all, they explain, his predecessor, Joshua Smith, angrily quit last August after only two years in the job and little success in reforming the 106 community colleges. The post, skeptics say, has little real power because the Legislature controls the budgets and the 70 local districts try to control everything else.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1986 |
Richard Sneed, who took over this week as the new chancellor of Saddleback Community College District, paused ever so briefly when asked about his hobbies. Then he broke into a grin. "I like golf, but I don't have time for it, and I'm not very skilled at it anyway," Sneed said. "I like bridge, but I don't have time for it, and I'm not very skilled at it anyway. Then he added: "I really like to read. I like to talk with other people about books. And I really like movies, all kinds of them. . . .
June 27, 1993 |
When a panel of top scientists reviewed NASA's 1989 proposal to fulfill President George Bush's mandate to revamp the nation's space program, most were appalled by what they saw as a lack of vision in the report and at the agency. Feelings ran so high within the advisory group that a report blasting the National Aeronautics and Space Administration seemed imminent. Planetary scientist and University of Washington Provost Laurel L.
March 21, 1987 |
The University of California Board of Regents on Friday approved the appointments of four new chancellors, including the first two women ever to hold these top administrative posts in the UC system. The regents, meeting at UCLA, announced that Barbara S. Uehling, 54, former chancellor of the University of Missouri, Columbia, will become chancellor of the University of California, Santa Barbara, filling the spot vacated in December by Robert A.
March 20, 1987 |
The University of California Board of Regents today approved appointments of four new chancellors for the nine-campus system, including the first women in the history of the institution. Theodore L. Hullar was approved for the University of California at Davis, Robert Bocking Stevens for UC Santa Cruz, and Barbara S. Uehling for UC Santa Barbara. Rosemary Schmidt Jenkins Schraer, executive vice chancellor at UC Riverside, was approved to succeed Hullar as chancellor there.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1990 |
The Ventura County Community College District board of trustees has voted to form a committee to search for a replacement for Chancellor Barbara Derryberry, who is retiring in 1991. The board voted 4 to 1 to form the 20-member screening committee. Trustee Tom Ely voted against the proposal, arguing that the committee was too large to be effective.