College of Alameda

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your two-sentence headline review. Here are your Alameda headlines for the week.

Joi Lin Blake knows the potential that can be unlocked by obtaining an education. She has spent her professional life helping those who need a hand obtaining the academic knowledge and training needed for success. She’s the new president of the College of Alameda.

Joi Lin Blake knows the potential that can be unlocked by obtaining an education. She has spent her professional life helping those who need a hand obtaining the academic knowledge and training needed for success.

A seasoned administrator will be stepping up to serve as the College of Alameda's interim president. Dr. Eric V. Gravenberg is set to assume his new role on July 15.

Dr. Jannett N. Jackson is leaving the College of Alameda. Contributed photo.

Updated at 2:08 p.m. Tuesday, May 28

College of Alameda President Dr. Jannett N. Jackson has been offered the post of chancellor of the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District. The community college district’s board announced May 21 that they had voted to offer Jackson the job, and that they expected to approve her contract in June.

Jackson was one of two finalists to replace Joel Kinnamon, who announced he was leaving a year ago to run College of the Desert near Palm Springs.

Voters heading to the polls on June 5 will consider a second tax in addition to Alameda’s Measure C sales tax increase for equipment and facilities: Trustees for the Peralta Community College District have placed a parcel tax measure on the ballot.

The eight-year, $48 a year tax – dubbed Measure B – is slated to be spent on core academic programs in math, science and English; training students for successful careers; and preparing students at the College of Alameda, Merritt, Laney and Berkeley City College for transfer to four-year institutions.