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Update on Grambling State University Presidential Search

Tentative Timeline Extended into Spring 2015

The tentative timeline for Grambling State University's Presidential Search must be reworked, according to Search Chair and University of Louisiana System President Sandra K. Woodley. The original goal to name a new president in October will be extended into Spring 2015.

"During the May committee meeting, we indicated that the search timeline would likely be delayed if we chose to go through the state's rigorous Request for Proposals (RFP) process to secure a search firm with HBCU experience," said Woodley. "We did decide to seek a firm with HBCU experience, and thus the process is underway. However, it will likely take a few more months to get final approval to move forward with a search firm. To ensure a careful and exhaustive search for Grambling State's next president, I will recommend a new timeline to the committee."

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Statement by Dr. Fellow in Response to Press Inquiries

The Board of Trustees of the Pasadena Area Community College District announced a week ago that Dr. Mark Rocha, Superintendent-President of the District and Pasadena City College, would retire from his position effective August 31, 2014. Dr. Anthony R. Fellow, President of the PACCD Board of Trustees, had the following comment regarding the terms of agreement between Dr. Rocha and the Board of Trustees:

"The terms of the severance package are in the best interests of all parties. The financial and other components are consistent with severance terms for U.S. chief executive officers overseeing organizations with budgets of over a hundred million dollars.

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City of El Monte and Partners to Host Back to School Resource Fair

Black news from Pasadena - Education - El Monte community annual back to school resource fairThe community will come together on August 23 to provide thousands of school supplies to local families so children start the year prepared . . .

WHAT: The El Monte community is rallying once again to support children preparing for their first day of school by providing free backpacks, haircuts and supplies at the Third Annual Back to School Resource Fair from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 23, at the Valley Mall.

To start the school year right, the event, open to school-aged children who attend El Monte schools, will provide students with:

  • more than 300 haircuts,
  • 1,500 pairs of socks,
  • 1,500 backpacks and
  • numerous school supplies.

This year, the Los Angeles County Fire Department will bring Rescue 5, one of five surviving fire trucks from the September 11 terrorist attacks. Rescue 5 is a moving museum that travels the county as a memorial to those who lost their lives in the attacks. The "Shakey Quakey" earthquake simulator will also be available to teach kids how to respond during an earthquake.

The fair will also provide free fingerprinting of children by the El Monte Police Department.

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