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New Chancellor Dr. Carlos O. Turner Cortez

A new chancellor for SDCCD faces unprecedented issues

New problems arise during the return to campus for a new leader
Marlena Harvey, Editor-In-Chief October 20, 2021
For the San Diego Community College District, a new school year after a global pandemic meant more than just reopening campuses. After being chancellor of the SDCCD for 17 years, Constance Carroll retired and Carlos Turner Cortez was chosen to replace her.
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Zoom Screenshot of Board of Trustees Meeting speakers

SDCCD addresses public backlash over AFT statement

District chancellor responds to controversy during latest board of trustees meeting
Christopher Tapanes, Multimedia Journalist September 30, 2021
San Diego Community College District Chancellor Carlos Turner Cortez responds to conflict over AFT resolution at Board of Trustees meeting.
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SDCCD Board of Trustees Meeting, Sept. 9

Staff expresses relief, further frustration at SDCCD Board of Trustees meeting

The return-to-campus timeline has been delayed, but some student services staff want same choices as instructional staff
Jakob McWhinney, Multimedia Journalist September 15, 2021
Public comments from student staff at the San Diego Community College District Board of Trustees meeting on Sept. 9 expressed gratitude for the district’s decision to delay their return-to-campus timeline, but also requested more be done.
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RTVF 124 students work with cameras

BREAKING: Following outcry, SDCCD alters return-to-campus timeline (with update)

Decision announced in a September 2 email from Chancellor Carlos Turner Cortez
Jakob McWhinney, Multimedia Journalist September 2, 2021
Days after dozens of student services staff voiced their fear and frustration at the San Diego Community College District’s return-to-campus timeline, an email from Chancellor Carlos Turner Cortez to district employees said it will be altering that timeline.
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SDCCD Board of Trustees meet on Zoom

UPDATED: Fear, frustration of SDCCD staff dominates the first fall trustees meeting

Public comments included a letter signed by 36 staff members
Jakob McWhinney, Multimedia Journalist August 27, 2021
Staff from the student services departments of all four campuses vented their fears and frustrations regarding the SDCCD's recent decision to require them to return to campus amid rising COVID-19 numbers at the Aug. 26 Board of Trustees meeting. 
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Board of Trustees meeting

SDCCD Board of Trustees announces recommendations from Police Task Force

The task force will continue its work into spring 2021
Kathryn Gray, Multimedia Journalist April 9, 2021
The San Diego Community College District held its board meeting on April 8, focusing on the SDCCD Preliminary Report on College Policing, introduced by Chancellor Constance Carroll. 
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Carlos Turner Cortez

SDCCD’s chancellor-elect draws inspiration from the views of his guru

Carlos Turner Cortez speaks in first interview after being appointed chancellor-elect
Gabriel Schneider, Editor-in-Chief March 26, 2021
Carlos Turner Cortez won the vote to become San Diego Community College’s new chancellor yesterday, in the Board of Trustees meeting. 
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Geysil Arroyo

SDCCD Board names new trustee

Public Health consultant Geysil Arroyo replaces Sean Elo-Rivera
Gabriel Schneider and Katia Pechenkina February 10, 2021
The San Diego Community College District board has appointed Geysil Arroyo, to fill the vacant seat left behind by Sean Elo-Rivera.
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Sean Elo-Rivera

Sean Elo-Rivera encourages the youth to ‘show up and vote’ (with video)

District 9 hopeful standing strong to finish the race
Christina Painton, Staff Writer November 3, 2020
Elo-Rivera’s work has largely focused on providing opportunities for students whose basic needs are not met, like housing and food insecurity.
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SDCCD Board of Trustees

SDCCD declares COVID-19 emergency, grants chancellor authority

After and earlier notice that classes are going online, many students and faculty still have questions
Jesse Altilio, Staff Writer March 13, 2020
The San Diego Community College District Board of Trustees voted unanimously to declare an emergency due to COVID-19 and authorized Chancellor Constance Carroll to take action even between board meetings, enabling her to stay on top of this rapidly evolving situation.
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SDCCD Board of Trustees

SDCCD Board of Trustees holds its primary election

Two of the current board members are running against two new candidates
Melisa Cabello-Cuahutle, Managing Editor March 2, 2020
Two current board members are up for re-election: Bernie Rhinerson and Mary Graham. They are running against Alex Loupe and Mike Palomba. The SDCCD Board of Trustees is responsible for the management and oversight of the entire district.
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Crystal Martinez told the districts trustees that she is concerned the class cuts in the RTVF program will hurt her ability to get a job. She was one of four City students who spoke at the meeting. Courtesy photo from Newscenevideo

Students plea for support RTVF classes

Thomas Chesy April 28, 2016

After a dramatic plea by City College’s students and faculty to district trustees, Chancellor Constance Carroll outlined ways the administration plans to support the Radio, TV, Film program though...

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