Sierra College president named |

Sierra College president named

ROCKLIN, C.A. – Following a 7-month intensive national search, the Sierra College Board of Trustees voted unanimously at a special meeting today to appoint Dr. Leo Chavez, Interim President of San Jose/Evergreen Community College, to the position of Superintendent/President. “Sierra is very fortunate to have a man of his caliber on our team,” remarked Jerry Simmons, Board of Trustees President “Dr. Chavez brings with him an unparalleled depth of experience in education, business, and non profit fund raising. He is ideally suited to marshal the talent and resources of the entire college to maximize Sierra’s position as a national leader in community college education.”

An influential scholar, visionary leader, and dedicated humanitarian, Dr. Chavez has had a remarkable 30 year career. The college’s 17 member presidential search committee”comprised of trustees, faculty and classified members, managers and students”unanimously recommended Chavez to the Board of Trustees. “It was clear from the moment we identified him as a candidate that Dr. Chavez is not simply well-qualified, but is also a genuine role model” said Johnnie Terry, Faculty Member and President of the Academic Senate, “He is energetic, engaging and truly understands, from the inside out, what community colleges are about. At one time he even held my position as an Academic Senate President. I’m excited to have the opportunity to benefit from his experience.”

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