College president’s contract
Dec08

College president’s contract

When searching for Dr. Joi Lin Blake’s contract, Palomar’s Superintendent, salary and contract agreement, it is a lengthy investigation. State law is that whenever one is paid with tax payer’s money, the contract must be public. Although it doesn’t state how easy it should be to find, it has to be seen at least somewhere. One of the tools tax payers can utilize and know where their money is going is...

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Activities Coordinator for student affairs charges into new position
Dec08

Activities Coordinator for student affairs charges into new position

The office of Student Affairs has hired a new Activities Coordinator. Juan Gonzalez is here to serve Palomar students. Gonzalez began his Palomar journey twelve years ago. He began by taking ESL classes, before becoming a student worker at the Assessment Office and outreaching at local high schools while fulfilling his general education requirements. He then got a part time permanent position as an ESL student advisor at Palomar’s...

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Palomar Police chief requests cameras in Student Union
Oct19

Palomar Police chief requests cameras in Student Union

Palomar Police are seeking permission from the Associated Student Government (ASG) to place security cameras in the SU-Quad and on the clock tower. The idea is to provide more security and ways to obtain evidence in criminal cases small and large. For example, if a student leaves their computer or phone in the SU-Quad, the police station would be able to see when and where it was left, and if anyone took it. Police Chief Chris Moore...

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ASG Board seats filled
Oct18

ASG Board seats filled

SAN MARCOS — Student government on Palomar College is at its highest participation in years. The Associated Student Government (ASG) board consists of 14 senate positions, seven delegate seats, as well a seat for president and vice-president respectively. With the appointment of its newest delegate, Dalton Mullinax, it has filled its last board position. “That was one of my first goals, was to fill this board,”...

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Dean controversy leaves unsteady relations for staff and administration
Sep11

Dean controversy leaves unsteady relations for staff and administration

The contract for one of Palomar College’s deans, who allegedly conducted himself in a manner that was verbally abusive to faculty, and was accused of sexual harassment, was bought out over the summer months. Syed “Khaled” Hussain, was the dean of the Arts, Media, Business and Computer Sciences division. He was hired in the fall of 2016, and almost immediately began experiencing issues with the faculty members that he oversaw. “After...

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Building blocks for a new ASG
Sep11

Building blocks for a new ASG

Student representation on campus has two new faces. On April 20 2017, Palomar College’s Associated Student Government (ASG) wrapped up with its presidential, and vice presidential election. In the aftermath, 34-year-old Chris Hopp was elected president, and 20-year-old Amber Bancroft was elected vice-president; both candidates ran unopposed for their respective positions. The 21-year-old Senator Armanda Contreras, who has been with...

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