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On June 20, The Pasadena Area Community College District Board of Trustees President, Geoffrey Baum announced a unanimous decision to sack Richard van Pelt who is under investigation by the County of Los Angeles District Attorney for bribery.
“The Board in closed session voted to terminate the employment contract between the District and Dr. Richard van Pelt in accordance with the terms of that contract. Specifically, the Board acted pursuant to Section 11.4 of the agreement. The vote was unanimous with Trustee Brown abstaining. This action will be final effective immediately upon delivery of theBoard’s written decision to Dr. van Pelt. The Board’s action is independent of the ongoing criminal investigation by the Los Angeles County District Attorney.
The Board also was informed that Dr. Rocha has recommended the termination of Dr. Alfred Hutchings. As a classified employee of the District, Dr. Hutchings has the right to pursue administrative remedies before the Board’s final decision is reported publicly.”
The District had no further comment on these employment matters outside of this statement.