The Peralta Community College District has appointed Dr. Rudy Besikof president of Laney College and Dr. Nathaniel Jones III president of the College of Alameda.
Besikof served as interim president at Laney and Jones served as vice president at Moreno Valley College in Riverside County prior to their selections this week by the PCCD search committees.
“We are pleased to announce the appointment of two exceptional leaders, Dr. Besikof and Dr. Jones,” said Interim PCCD Chancellor Carla Walter. “…With Dr. Besikof and Dr. Jones, we have selected administrators who are dedicated educators that will continue to build on the progress we are making for students, faculty, staff, and our communities.”
Besikof and Jones each thanked the PCCD search committees and said they were honored to accept their appointments.
“I look forward with anticipation in carrying on the legacy of my predecessor at Laney,” Besikof said.
Jones said, “I am committed to a student-centered education.”