BC president responds to contract controversy

Bakersfield College President Sonya Christian listens to several speak on her behalf during the Kern Community College District board meeting, Tuesday, downtown, at the Weill Institue of Bakersfield College.

Bakersfield College President Sonya Christian, finally approved for the contract extension that faculty, student and community supporters had been saying she was due, told staff in a message posted publicly Wednesday she will continue to support BC’s two sister schools — even though the Kern Community College District trustees representing Porterville and Cerro Coso colleges voted against her contract.

“I value our sister campuses, and these ’no votes’ were spoken with a candor that I respect and a message that I take to heart,” Christian said in

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