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June 14, 2012
Re "School posts may be tough to fill," June 11 Regarding the search to replace three chancellors of public colleges and universities, The Times quotes Scott Himelstein, president of the community colleges Board of Governors, as saying, "I think the governor and Legislature are very clear in not wanting to consider any raises in executive compensation. " It's a great sentiment but I have zero confidence that it will happen. There will be extensive national searches, and when the final candidates are selected, the public statements will say that the salaries offered were justified and necessary to attract the best person for each of these exceedingly difficult and complex positions.
October 25, 2008 | Larry Gordon
Orange County hotel and real estate developer Hadi Makarechian, 60, has been appointed to the UC Board of Regents, according to a statement released Friday by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's office. Before his recent retirement, Makarechian had been chairman of Capital Pacific Holdings, a company he founded in 1991. A Republican, he has been a major contributor to the governor's campaigns. The governor also announced two other higher education appointments, both to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors.
January 10, 2007 | Howard Blume, Times Staff Writer
The governor appointed an acting secretary of education Tuesday, choosing a loyal insider who is likely to lower the profile of the office, while pushing an agenda that includes improved vocational education and more transparency on school performance. Scott Himelstein, 49, follows two strong and sometimes controversial personalities: former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan and former San Diego schools Supt. Alan Bersin.
October 7, 1999 | VINCE KOWALICK
Chazz Moore has broken up his share of passes playing cornerback for Cal State Northridge. Saturday, Moore broke up his teammates and the media during a postgame news conference after the Matadors' 41-27 victory over Idaho State. Receiver Aaron Arnold had the floor and was discussing his 39-yard touchdown run in the final minutes. "To tell you the truth, during the week I didn't think that play was going to work," Arnold said.
January 27, 2000
The Master's College baseball team is No. 18 in preseason NAIA rankings. No wonder. The Mustangs have several pitchers and nearly their entire infield and outfield back after finishing 37-14 last season. Only a loss to Albertson (Idaho) College in the first round of the playoffs marred the campaign. Most of the hitters who helped Master's to a .360 team batting average are back. Shortstop Ty Sager batted .408, center fielder Kurt Fillmore was at .399 and first baseman Chris Kollman hit .
September 11, 2012 | By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times
The governing board of California's community colleges Monday approved historic, system-wide registration policies that favor students who have a specific education plan and have completed orientation and assessment tests. Registration priority also will be given to continuing students in good academic standing who have not exceeded 100 units. The changes, first recommended this year by a statewide Student Success Task Force, are intended to make it easier for students to reach their educational goals, whether they are seeking a degree or to transfer to a four-year university.
March 12, 2007 | George Skelton
The argument has raged for decades: Democrats contend that schools need more money in order to teach better. No, Republicans counter, the schools must reform. Now there's a debate winner. Both are correct, of course. But it has taken a $3 million pile of research to reach that nonpartisan conclusion.
September 28, 2012 | By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times
Longtime educator Brice W. Harris was named Thursday as the new chancellor of the nation's largest community college system, assuming the helm at a crucial period of funding cuts, enrollment declines and shifting priorities. He will become the 15th chancellor of the 112-college system, replacing Jack Scott, an educator and former legislator who retired earlier this month. The community colleges' Board of Governors announced Harris' selection at a news conference in Sacramento. Harris, who previously led the Los Rios Community College District in Sacramento, acknowledged the tremendous stresses in the system, which has seen enrollment drop by 485,000 students since the fall of 2008 and state funding cuts of $809 million.
March 7, 2012 | By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
Jack Scott, a veteran and popular educator who has headed the state's community college system during a period of brutal budget cuts and was often a voice decrying the impact on students, announced Tuesday that he will retire as chancellor overseeing the 112 campuses. Scott, 78, became chancellor of the nation's largest community college system in January 2009 after a long career as a state legislator and college campus leader, giving him rare insights into both politics and academia.
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