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Note: This is another Candidate Profile for office in the NOVEMBER 3rd Election.
Today's featured candidate is Steven Gibson, who is running for Pasadena College Board of Trustees, Area 1.
He can be reached by calling 562-900-2834.
PASADENA COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, AREA 1!
Pasadena College is currently experiencing financial trials that are challenging and disruptive to students, educators and administrative personnel alike. Strong leadership, compassion and flexibility—at a level not engaged in previously—is needed now to move beyond these challenges.
While the Board seeks to both secure the success of students and strengthen ties to the local community, the college finds it difficult to meet the current obligations of contracts and promised services. PCC’s 29,000 students have unique academic and logistical needs; teachers, administrators, and staff need to be supported; additional aid is needed for part time teaching staff who deserve more stable working conditions.
During this difficult era, the Board needs trustees who can make forward-looking decisions that reflect changing times, needs and attitudes. The choices made this year and the next will determine the direction Pasadena City College will be taking over the long term. My community organizing with Black, Hispanic, and Asian activists gives me the understanding to encourage change in the direction of PCC. I am confident that I have the knowledge, determination and insight to recognize the need for change and will diligently work to represent the interests of the students, staff and community in achieving it.
Student at Pasadena City College 2010
Co-founder and board member of Latinos for America
Former Los Angeles Area Director of AFSC
Former co-director Common Agenda
Former co-director SoCal Alliance for Survival
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