Pasadena City College Foundation Names New Board Members

The Pasadena City College Foundation has announced the appointment of seven new members to its board of directors. The new members join other Pasadena area leaders to support PCC students and the college by working to fulfill the mission of the foundation.
The foundation has elected Hoyt Hilsman, Cynthia Kurtz, Gloria de Olarte, Gilda Pettit, Justin Tsui, Robert Floe and Craig Washington. These new members come in under the presidency of Gloria Pitzer and they bring their invaluable expertise to the board.
Those continuing to serve on the foundation’s board of directors include: Geoffrey Baum, Scott Bell, Glenn Bowie, Sheldon Bull, Vivian Chan, Dana Dattola, Charmayne Mills Ealy, Erika Endrijonas, Ralph Frammolino, Carmella Grahn, Mark Harmsen, Bill Hawkins, William Krantz, Nancy Lan, Robert Miller, Michael Mitchell, Ryan Newman, Clara Potes-Fellow, Gloria Pitzer, Jim Sarni, R.C. Schrader, Don Schweitzer, Jack Scott, Chuck Stanislawski, Gregory Sun and Wade Winter.

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New Head Named in PCC Impact Campaign

Jack Scott
Jack Scott

Distinguished educator and public servant Jack Scott has been selected to lead an ambitious, multimillion-dollar fundraising campaign to invest in one of the San Gabriel Valley’s most vital economic engines: Pasadena City College.
The Impact Campaign, launched by the nonprofit PCC Foundation and helmed by Scott, is the first comprehensive major gifts campaign in the college’s history. The initiative aims to meet the needs of a rapidly changing 21st century workforce by bridging the “skills gap” between employers’ demands and job seekers’ abilities.
“If you really want to improve the lives of individuals, and also improve the economy of our region, the more we educate our students the better,” said Scott, a former PCC president, state legislator and chancellor of the California Community Colleges System. Scott will reach out to corporations, foundations, alumni and community members to build support for the Impact Campaign. Continue reading “New Head Named in PCC Impact Campaign”

Pasadena City College Announces ‘PCC Promise’

Starting this fall, high school graduates in the San Gabriel Valley will be able to attend Pasadena City College without paying tuition through a new program known as the PCC Promise.
The program is the latest in a growing number of similar programs at two-year colleges around the country designed to give every student access to a college education. As tuition in the CSU and UC systems has skyrocketed by as much as 400% over the past 20 years, vastly outpacing inflation, the PCC Promise intends to lower barriers to ensure that the benefits of college attendance remain available to students of all backgrounds.
“PCC has been a gateway to a better life for residents of our region for more than 90 years,” said PCC Superintendent-President Rajen Vurdien. “The PCC Promise makes sure that gateway remains open for all the students we serve — today and tomorrow.”
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