Peralta vice chancellor to retire

Wednesday June 26, 2002

OAKLAND – The vice chancellor for external affairs at the Peralta Community College District announced today that she will retire in July, after 34 years. 

Dezie Woods-Jones was hired by the district in 1968 as a director of the Merritt College Outreach Center. She held several other posts before Chancellor Ronald J. Temple named her to her current position. 

Woods-Jones also served on the Oakland City Council, beginning in 1991. She served as vice-mayor under former Mayor Elihu Harris from 1996 to 1997. 

Woods-Jones says she intends to continue working on behalf of the East Bay.