Published : Sunday, October 9, 2016 | 7:51 PM
Former longtime ArtCenter College of Design executive George Falardeau has been named as new Executive Director CEO for Pasadena Media, the organization that oversees four local public television channels.
Falardeau, who served as President on the Board of the Pasadena Community Access Corporation from July 2014 to July 2015, officially signed his employment agreement at the PCAC board meeting last week. He had recently retired from ArtCenter.
Falardeau said he is committed to leading the Pasadena Media team and working with community members to foster freedom of expression and strengthen the mission of our organization.
Before his selection, Falardeau was Senior Vice President for Real Estate and Operations at the Art Center College of Design, a post he held for over 21 years until February. He previously had served as Vice President Facilities and Services, West Coast, for NBC Universal Media LLC.
Falardeau studied radio and television at Orange Coast College, graduating in 1972, and went to the University of Southern California Managerial Policy Institute. In 2012, he studied Crisis Leadership and Higher Education at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.
He was a member of the Community Advisory Council at Southern California Gas Company, a member of the Rotary Club of Pasadena, and is past President of the Kiwanis Club of Pasadena.
Established in 1983, the Pasadena Community Access Corporation (PCAC), now doing business as Pasadena Media, is nonprofit benefit corporation that says it “fosters freedom of expression and continues to bridge diverse communities. Its purpose is to promote, coordinate, facilitate, produce and assist public service programming on behalf of all public and community access channels. ”
Its four local television channels include KPAS, the City of Pasadena’s Government Access channel; The Arroyo Channel, Pasadena’s local community access; KLRN, used as Pasadena Unified School District’s educational channel; and PCCTV, Pasadena City College’s educational access channel.