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December 13, 2012


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The Mendocino College Board of Trustees unanimously voted to appoint Arturo Reyes as Superintendent/President at their regularly scheduled meeting of December 12th.  Reyes will join the district January 7th as the seventh Superintendent/President since the formation of the district in 1972.

The selection of Reyes is the culmination of an extensive national search for a new President. Reflecting on the process, Board Chair Joel Clark stated, “We are very excited to have found such a wonderful fit to lead our college and district forward. Arturo brings the skills and passion we need at this critical time for our students and college community.”

Applications and nominations were considered by a broad based college committee and finalists were invited to the college for community forums.  “It was a thorough and extensive process that allowed the Board to select the best person for our needs from a pool of able and well qualified candidates,” said committee chair Larry Perryman.

Arturo Reyes has an extensive background in California community college education. For the last two and a half years, Reyes has worked as the Executive Vice-President of Academic and Student Affairs for Solano Community College. His previous administrative work also includes one year as the Interim President and Vice-President of Academic Affairs for San Jose City College and seven years as Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences for Cosumnes River College. In addition, Arturo taught Spanish full-time for Cosumnes River College and Will C. Wood High School in Vacaville. He is currently completing an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at the University of California, Davis.

In response to his appointment Reyes expressed his appreciation to the trustees and the college. “I am thankful to the Trustees for placing their faith in me to serve Mendocino College and the surrounding communities. I am honored to contribute to Mendocino’s long standing reputation of academic excellence, exceptional support services and outstanding extracurricular activities. As Superintendent/President, I am looking forward to working collaboratively with all college constituency groups to enhance the educational opportunities for the residents of Mendocino and Lake Counties,” Reyes said.

Created: December 13, 2012 @ 02:54 PM
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