William TannerStaff Writer
It’s Jannett … Ms. Jackson. The Las Positas-Chabot District extended an offer of employment to chancellor candidate Jannett Jackson on May 22. In a press release from the district office, the Board of Trustees announced their intent to finalize the contract by the June meeting. Coming over from College of Alameda, Dr. Jackson brings 27 years of knowledge and experience to our district.
Jackson has covered a multitude of rolls within the college employment ranks, serving as a classified, faculty, academic senate president, Dean and President.
“Its nice to have quality leadership, and vast experience,“ said Dyan Miller, Dean of Physical Education, Health and Wellness. “She’s going to be able to connect with people on all different levels.”
William Eddy, Service Employees Intentional Union Vice-president, had met Dr. Jackson before at a conference where she spoke about rising through the ranks from being a classified faculty member. He was impressed by her words and hopes that she can bring her experience to fight for her employees.
“We (classified) have our negotiations coming up in 2014, and my biggest worry is how she will work with the board,” Eddy said. “Hopefully she is someone who will challenge them.”
With the Chancellor selection solidified, Miller is looking forward to getting to work with Dr. Jackson.
She said, “I’m excited. I think she’s good for the district.”