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December 7, 1988
Pierce College faculty members were given more time Tuesday to decide whether they want the San Fernando Valley Fair's new home to be on their campus. Members of the college Planning and Budget Committee said they will hold a special meeting next week to vote whether to endorse a 4-day trial run of the fair in July. This was the third time in the past month that the advisory committee members have met to discuss the fair. Each time they have failed to take a stand on its move.
February 2, 1995 | FRANK MANNING
Carmelita Thomas, dean of instruction at Los Angeles City College, has been named Pierce College's acting vice president of academic affairs, officials said. Thomas will replace William Norlund, who last month was made acting president of Mission College in Sylmar. Her assignment will last for one year.
March 11, 1994 | KURT PITZER
In an effort to boost flagging revenues and student confidence, Pierce College will return to its full summer curriculum this year. But the college plans to cut several classes from the following spring and fall semesters. "I think when we didn't offer full summer school last summer, a lot of students became very concerned," said William Norlund, vice president of academic affairs at Pierce.
February 27, 1998 | DARRELL SATZMAN
The president of Mission College has called a campuswide meeting to discuss the possible ramifications of the Los Angeles Community College District's projected $13-million budget deficit. The purpose of the meeting is to give Mission's faculty and staff a chance to voice their concerns about the financial crisis and contribute ideas about how the Sylmar college and the district as a whole might cut expenses and raise revenues, Mission President William Norlund said.
An interim president was appointed to head Mission College on Wednesday, two weeks after the Los Angeles Community College District board rejected three candidates for the permanent presidency. Vice President of Academic Affairs Thomas Oliver will lead the Sylmar college until a new president is selected by the seven-member board of trustees. The board also voted to reopen the application process and announced plans to hire a private selection firm to expand the candidate pool.
March 23, 1991 | JEFF SCHNAUFER
Mission College's move to its new campus in Sylmar has prompted administrators to cancel summer classes for the first time in the school's 15-year history. College officials said this week that although they hope to have the new $20-million campus ready for fall semester students by Sept. 9, they haven't the staff or the time to hold summer classes. "We either move or we have a summer session," said Carlos Nava, Mission's dean of students. "It's very difficult to attend to both tasks.
January 25, 1986
A Pierce College professor attempting to return to teaching early from a one-year sabbatical was arrested by campus police Thursday evening on suspicion of disturbing the peace, Los Angeles police said. Donald Anderson, 51, professor of philosophy, was physically removed from a humanities class after he allegedly tried to disturb the class and then refused to leave when asked to do so, said Detective Paul Stewart of the Police Department's West Valley station.
June 26, 1986
A search committee at Pierce College has settled on three candidates to replace Bob O'Connor as athletic director. The final candidates are Mary McWilliams, who presently serves as women's athletic director and, if selected, would fill both positions; Bob Lyons, a business professor and former baseball coach who is expected to be an assistant for the Pierce baseball program next year, and Erwin Goldblum, chairman of the men's physical education department and wrestling coach at Pierce.
March 7, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
Former Assemblyman Richard Katz had the honor of cutting the ceremonial red ribbon Thursday as local politicians and community supporters joined with Mission College officials to celebrate the long-awaited opening of the school's new $12-million Library and Learning Resources Center. "What you see behind me is our doorway to the future," Mission President William Norlund told about 200 people who gathered on a summerlike morning for the occasion.
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