Board of Trustees highlights students’ involvement, achievements

Board of Trustees highlights students’ involvement, achievements

The LACCD Board of Trustees adjourned its April 10 meeting in memory of Martin Ray Linley, a 37-year-old custodian at East Los Angeles College, who had started his LACCD career at Harbor College in 2013. 

Professor at Pierce College and AFT 1521 Faculty Guild President James McKeever discussed the March in March last month, of which 180 LACCD students attended. More than 500 people participated in the event in Sacramento, according to McKeever. 

“We had a committee of about 30 people who met every single Friday from August 2023 all the way until the week before the march,” McKeever said. “And this committee was made up of faculty, staff, students from up and down the state. So we really do appreciate that committee.” 

Student Trustee Alexy Cordova’s report brought attention to hazardous sidewalks that need repairs at Pierce, and she also provided an update on pay for bilingual student workers.  

“I’m also happy to announce that the proposal to raise bilingual student workers’ pay was approved at the SSCCC General Assembly, and I will keep you updated on the next steps that we will take to get this action implemented across all California community colleges,” Cordova said. 

In the Chancellor’s monthly report, he displayed a photo of Pierce journalism students at the 2024 Spring National College Media Conference.  

“That picture there is of Los Angeles Pierce College [students],” Rodriguez said. “Recently, the journalism program won a series of national awards over there, so we congratulate Pierce College and all the student journalists for their national recognition.”  

Raquel G. Frohlich contributed to this story. 


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