In the heart of the Riverside Campus an old library is being gutted and renovated to become the new center for independent learning on campus. The Martin Luther King Jr. building is becoming the new High Technology Center. It used to hold the antiquated library which has been moved to the Digital Library and Learning Resource Center.
Dr. Daniel Castro, former real estate developer, politician and radio disc jockey is up for the presidency at the Riverside Campus. Castro currently serves the Los Angeles Trade Technical College as its interim president. He was introduced to Riverside Community College by Academic Senate President Virginia Mckee-Leone at a public forum held May 9.
Off-road enthusiasts throughout Riverside County face troubled times, while a recent ordinance attempts to restrict their sport. A Riverside offroad ordinance is scheduled to go before a City Council committee on July 6. It will decide the fate of the offroad community practicing their sport within the 7,200 square-mile Riverside County.
Dr. Carmelita Thomas, candidate for the presidency of the Riverside Campus spoke highly of California at the presidential forum on May 16. “It’s not for nothing that all the good ideas come out of California,” Thomas said, “California is still new and the box can be reshaped if you don’t like it.
Dr. Karin Pettit, a well-traveled and experienced educator and administrator is the third candidate for the position of president at the Riverside Campus. Pettit is the sr. vice president of Corporate, Economic and Workforce Development at Louisiana Community and Technical College System .
With a unanimous vote and high praise, Dr. Daniel Castro was selected to be the next president of the Riverside Campus on June 21 at the Board of Trustees meeting. Check back with Viewpoints Online for more on this story.