Students, faculty, and community members will gather at Pasadena City College next week to formally rededicate a landmark building in honor of one of PCC’s most noted leaders: former PCC president, community college chancellor, and state legislator Dr. Jack Scott.
By News Desk
The Oct. 12 ceremony will feature remarks from leaders of the college and the PCC Foundation, including Dr. José A. Gómez, PCC’s interim superintendent/president, and Board of Trustees President Kristine Kwong. Refreshments will be served.
In December 2021, the PCC Board of Trustees unanimously voted to rename the college’s “C” Building in honor of Dr. Scott. The Oct. 12 ceremony this year formally recognizes the building’s rededication in Dr. Scott’s name.
“Through his nearly 40 years of service, Jack Scott has had a profound impact on residents of our district and the people of California,” said Ms. Kwong. “His commitment to this community is evident by his long list of accomp;lishments and service to the people of the San Gabriel Valley, California, and beyond. I salute Dr. Scott for his passion for this college and the countless list of good deeds he has done for this region.”
“Jack Scott is nothing short of a legend,” Dr. Gómez said. “Anyone would be fortunate to have his legacy in one of the areas of his professional life, but his career combines leadership at three separate levels of service to the people of California. His track record is remarkable, and his engagement with PCC continues to inspire our students, faculty, and staff. We are deeply grateful for his contributions to our community.”
A native of Sweetwater, Texas, Jack Scott began his service as a college educator at Cypress College in Orange County. He assumed the presidency of Pasadena City College in 1987 and served until 1995, laying the groundwork for a $150 million bond program that revitalized the college’s facilities and infrastructure. In 1996, he was elected to his first of two terms in the California State Assembly, and in 2000, he began eight years of service in the California Senate. As a legislator, he was a champion for education and public safety and a strong advocate for sensible gun control. In 2008, he was selected to be the 14th chancellor of the California Community Colleges system, serving in the role until 2012.
The ceremony is free and open to the public.
Jack Scott Building Dedication Thursday, October 12 11:00 am Location Gathering in front of the Mirror Pools 1570 East Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91106
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