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Trustee Don Edgar battles sleep during Tuesday's Board of Trustees meeting.

Board of Trustees investigates one of its own

December 10, 2019

Santa Rosa Junior College’s Board of Trustees formed an ad-hoc committee Dec. 10 to investigate the conduct of Trustee Don Edgar after the California Bar Association charged him with 14 counts of misappropriation of funds. The charges stem from his employment at Smit...

Structural characteristic shown in artist rendering highlights the similarity in design between current SRJC buildings.

Board of Trustees advances student housing

April 11, 2019

Housing developer Servitas presented to the Santa Rosa Junior College Board of Trustees Tuesday afternoon final plans for a 360-bed student housing building to be completed by August 2022. Representatives from the three companies that will co...

MEChA de SRJC members hold signs up toward the Board of Trustees to show their dissatisfaction in the board's current plan to increase student-employee wages before the April board meeting on Tuesday in the Student Activities Center.

Board approves student-employee wage increase, student housing

April 11, 2019

The Santa Rosa Junior College Board of Trustees approved a 230-unit student housing building and an incremental wage increase to get student-employee wages to $15 by July 2020, Tuesday afternoon in the Student Activities Center. After years of planning, the...

Tuesday's board meeting on SRJC's Petaluma campus where MEChA again requested the administration approve a $3-an-hour raise to student-workers' wages.

SRJC student-workers continue to push for increased wages

February 24, 2019

A combination of high living expenses, low student-worker wages and a lack of financial aid threatens the academic future of many Santa Rosa Junior College students. To improve their prospects, student-workers will again lobby college officials at Mond...

Tuesday's board meeting on SRJC's Petaluma campus where MEChA again requested the administration approve a $3-an-hour raise to student-workers' wages.

Board of Trustees approves early retirement incentive among other business

February 15, 2019

The Santa Rosa Junior College Board of Trustees unanimously approved Tuesday an early retirement incentive (ERI) in an attempt to trim and balance the school’s budget in the coming year. The decision, deemed controversial by many students and faculty, w...

Fishman steps down, Burns to replace as chair next semester

Fishman steps down, Burns to replace as chair next semester

December 18, 2018

The Santa Rosa Junior College Board of Trustees juggled a full agenda for the final meeting this semester, hearing student concerns over reduced library hours, honoring an employee of the month and saying farewell to board president Maggie Fishman as she...

Student Trustee Robert Martinez reads his plans for the newly-formed Student Trustee Advisory Group

Student trustee Robert Martinez announces STAG at off-week meeting

November 26, 2018

Student trustee Robert Martinez announced the creation of the Student Trustee Advisory Group, making his mark on an otherwise sleepy Santa Rosa Junior College Board of Trustees meeting. In light of the recent fires in Butte County, SRJC was closed tw...

Trustee Battenfeld has student interests at heart

Trustee Battenfeld has student interests at heart

October 30, 2018

Sonoma County resident Dorothy Battenfeld is running unopposed for re-election to her seat on the SRJC Board of Trustees. The Oak Leaf endorses Battenfeld to serve Santa Rosa Junior College students, teachers and first responders for a third term. ...

Trustee Jordan Burns at the board of trustees meeting on 5/8.

Faculty, administration optimistic about restoring relations

May 9, 2018

Relations between Santa Rosa Junior College faculty and administration seem to be improving after months of discord. Representatives of the All-Faculty Association (AFA) announced at the May 8 board of trustees meeting in Bertolini Hall that contract...

The Board of Trustees announces their decision after hearing votes of no-confidence in President Dr. Chong from both the Academic Senate and the Student Government Association. Photo by Adeira Sherpa.

Chong will stay, agrees to pay cut and ongoing review

April 11, 2018

The board of trustees praised, chastised and ultimately stood behind the embattled Santa Rosa Junior College president after a tumultuous 10 days and no-confidence votes by students and faculty. Dr. Frank Chong accepted a 5-percent pay cut as part of...

Martinez makes history: SRJC Board of Trustees welcomes first Latina member

Martinez makes history: SRJC Board of Trustees welcomes first Latina member

November 15, 2016

Mariana Martinez became the first Latina elected to the Santa Rosa Junior College board of trustees Nov. 8. Martinez, a Chicano studies professor at Sonoma State University, won the three-way race for two open SRJC board of trustee seats Nov. 8, collecting...

Board of Trustees look to change district map

Luke Straub, Staff writer

November 15, 2016

Santa Rosa Junior College would like to change its district lines and create seven equally populated districts with one trustee each, and is analyzing the switch from the current total of five districts. “The only question is how it happens,” said Jordan Burns, trustee and west county representative.  “There are different options.” The board of trustees has presented two options, and they both look to maintain school district boundaries. Redistricting plans...

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