16 June 2010, Oakland, CA – Members of the Peralta Community College Board of Trustees have voted to appoint Elñora Tena Webb, Ph.D. as the new president of Laney College. The appointment comes after an extensive national search that identified a number of talented candidates who were considered by the Search Committee, the Board of Trustees, and the internal and external Laney communities.
Dr. Webb will take on the post on July 1, 2010. She has been serving as the Acting Laney College President since January 2010.
“High quality education is the most efficient means to assure transformation of lives, families, communities, and the society in sustainable and healthy ways,” said Dr. Webb. “I am committed to providing the highest academic opportunity to all students, especially those who have historically been locked out of sound educational resources.” (more…)