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November 19, 2004 | Jeff Gottlieb, Times Staff Writer
In a surprise move that could signal the end of their chancellor's controversial tenure, South Orange County Community College District trustees voted this week not to allow Raghu Mathur's contract to automatically renew. This is the first crack in the board majority's support of Mathur after standing by him despite three faculty votes of no confidence. Mathur's contract would have been automatically renewed for three years on Dec.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 2004 | Jeff Gottlieb, Times Staff Writer
In a surprise move that could signal the end of their chancellor's controversial tenure, South Orange County Community College District trustees voted this week not to allow Raghu Mathur's contract to automatically renew. This is the first crack in the board majority's support of Mathur after standing by him despite three faculty votes of no confidence. Mathur's contract would have been automatically renewed for three years on Dec.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 1997 | LISA ALVAREZ, Lisa Alvarez is an associate professor of English at Irvine Valley College
Until recently, few had heard of South Orange County Community College District Trustee Steven J. Frogue. Then his proposed community education class on the JFK assassination accomplished what his earlier actions and those of fellow board members Dorothy Fortune, Teddi Lorch and John Williams had not; it elicited hundreds of telephone calls from an outraged community and attracted national attention. Community college politics seldom rate the front page.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 2000 | JEFF GOTTLIEB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just when it seemed the action at the South Orange County Community College District had moved from the courtroom to the classroom, the legal system got involved once again. Six months ago, a judge threw out Irvine Valley College President Raghu Mathur's lawsuit that claimed a professor and an administrator had violated his privacy by publishing documents from his personnel file. In a lawsuit he filed last week, Mathur blames his bosses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 2000 | JEFF GOTTLIEB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just when it seemed the action at the South Orange County Community College District had moved from the courtroom to the classroom, the legal system got involved once again. Six months ago, a judge threw out Irvine Valley College President Raghu Mathur's lawsuit that claimed a professor and an administrator had violated his privacy by publishing documents from his personnel file. In a lawsuit he filed last week, Mathur blames his bosses.
OPINION
May 22, 2004
Re "No-Confidence Vote Will Be 3rd for College Chief," May 17: I appreciated South Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees President Donald Wagner's clarification about the board's "differing views of the responsibilities and roles of various players in the system." His role, the board's and Chancellor Raghu Mathur's all seem to involve expensive lawsuits, scaring away top administrators, alienating potential donors, violating district and state policy and intimidating students.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 1999 | Mathis Winkler, (949) 764-4311
Irvine Valley College trustees have named Armando Ruiz, 56, vice president for student services. Ruiz succeeds Pauline Merry, who was fired more than a year ago over what trustees said were differences with college President Raghu Mathur over a personnel matter. Ruiz came to the college as a counselor last year. He also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Coast Community College District, which has colleges in Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach and Costa Mesa.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 2003
The South Orange County Community College District board has appointed Eric S. Norby, brother of Orange County Supervisor Chris Norby, to fill the seat vacated by the recent resignation of board member Dorothy Fortune. Eric Norby, who is also his brother's chief of staff, was administered the oath of office late Thursday at a board meeting during which the 10 candidates for the post were interviewed. "I am looking forward to working with him," Chancellor Raghu Mathur said Friday.
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February 19, 1999 | ROBERT OURLIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the aftermath of a blistering report by an accrediting committee, a key faculty group at Irvine Valley College has recommended a battery of reforms, including the removal of the college's embattled president. The recommendations by the Irvine Valley College Academic Senate carries no independent authority, but it is considered the official voice of teachers and professors in administrative matters. A recommendation to remove a president is considered rare.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 2002 | From Times staff reports
The vice president of instruction at Irvine College was named the school's interim president Monday. Glenn R. Roquemore, who has held a number of academic positions at the school, was chosen by trustees of the South Orange County Community College District to succeed Raghu P. Mathur, appointed this month as chancellor of the district, which includes Saddleback College.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 1997 | LISA ALVAREZ, Lisa Alvarez is an associate professor of English at Irvine Valley College
Until recently, few had heard of South Orange County Community College District Trustee Steven J. Frogue. Then his proposed community education class on the JFK assassination accomplished what his earlier actions and those of fellow board members Dorothy Fortune, Teddi Lorch and John Williams had not; it elicited hundreds of telephone calls from an outraged community and attracted national attention. Community college politics seldom rate the front page.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1990
R. Kent Hann was elected president of the Saddleback Valley Unified School District this week, replacing Dr. Dore J. Gilbert. It is the second time Hann, a seven-year member of the board, has been president. He was unanimously elected by the five-member board. Hann, a 43-year-old Laguna Hills resident, owns an advertising agency. As president, he will chair the board's meetings, appoint committees and represent the district at various functions. Raghu P.
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