Sat. Oct 1st, 2022

You would think that the Rancho Santiago Community College District’s Board of Trustees might have learned something in November when one of them, Claudia Alvarez, almost lost her reelection campaign. But apparently they didn’t as the Rancho Santiago Community College Foundation’s Board of Directors is once more considering a ridiculous consultation contract in Saudia Arabia – a country that regularly mistreats women and minorities and even beheads their own citizens in public executions.



The Rancho Santiago Community College Foundation’s Board is going to be “reviewing and approving the contract with the Colleges of Excellence Company and Al-Khaleej Training and Education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia” according to their published agenda, on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. You can review the contract here.

By the way the Saudi Colleges of Excellence have been in the headlines of late for expelling hundreds of college students without a reason, according to the New Arab news. The Saudi National Anti-Corruption Commission is currently investigating the Colleges of Excellence after receiving numerous complaints of corruption. That is who the Rancho Santiago Community College Foundation’s Board has crawled into bed with!

RSCC District Chancellor Raul Rodriguez
RSCC District Chancellor Raul Rodriguez

The Rancho Santiago Community College Foundation’s Board includes RSCCD Trustee Arianna Barrios and Dr. Raul Rodriguez, the inept Chancellor of the Rancho Santiago Community College District. By continuing to pursue the ridiculous contract with Saudi Arabia they are misusing college funds and resources and are explicitly not serving our community.

The RSCCD Trustees and their allies at the Rancho Santiago Community College Foundation have pulled the wool over the eyes of our residents for long enough. We will continue to scrutinize what this corrupt bunch is doing with our taxpayer resources!

By Editor

Art Pedroza started Orange County's first political blog, the Orange Juice, back in 2003. He now publishes the top civic blog in Orange County - New Santa Ana, plus other blogs including New Anaheim, New Fullerton and the Irvine News Blog, as well as the OC Politics Blog.

One thought on “Why is the Rancho Santiago Community College District still playing footsie with the corrupt Saudis?”
  1. Hi there,
    Should anyone need information about the Rancho suspicious project in Saudi, I am here to tell what I witnessed

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