Jack Peters was employed as a Student Services Counselor in September 1976 and retired in May 2007, after 31 years of distinguished service. Upon retirement, he was granted Emeritus status.
Jack was a member of the Ohlone Faculty and earned the rank of Professor of Counseling, and counseled a vast range of students including student athletes, Career & Technical Education students, transfer students, and underrepresented students, while maintaining the highest professional standards.
Jack served as the Ohlone College evening dean for many years, and was overseeing the Fremont campus the evening of the Loma Prieta earthquake.
Jack served as the Affirmative Action Officer under President Peter Blomerly, providing leadership to the entire Ohlone campus on issues of equity and diversity, and served as the Faculty Advisor for the Black Student Union for over 20 years, and was a role model for underrepresented students.
Jack taught numerous courses including College Success and Career Planning and special courses for veterans and students on probation.
Jack served his colleagues and the College community with distinction as a leader on many campus-wide committees, particularly as the Chairperson of the General Education Committee of CAPAC (Course and Programs Approval Committee) when he led the establishment of the original General Education Plans A, B and C.
Jack has been a leader in the East Bay community, serving as a Board Member for 15 years for the Carnales Unidos Reformando Adictor (C.U.R.A.) which is a community-based therapeutic treatment center.
For 31 years Jack was an inspiring colleague, sharing his wealth of knowledge as a teacher, counselor, and educational administrator, and every day welcoming one and all with his signature greeting, “Top of the Day!”