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LACCD Chancellor Solicited Public Input on the LAVC Presidential Search

LACCD held a public forum on the LAVC presidential search with Chancellor Rodriguez on February 8. Monarch Hall was filled with more than 75 students, faculty, staff and the public who came to hear about the search process for a permanent LAVC president, and participated in a discussion on the desirable qualities and characteristics for our new permanent leader. The District is putting together a search and interview committee, which will finalize the job posting and screen the candidates. The committee's finalists will be forwarded to the Chancellor, who will then forward a smaller group of final candidates to the LACCD Board of Trustees. The District hopes to select a new LAVC president on or about July 1, 2019.

LACCD Chancellor Solicited Public Input on the LAVC Presidential Search

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) held a public forum on Friday, February 8 in Campus Center's Monarch Hall on the search process for the Valley College's new permanent president. The presidential application period will open on March 1 and close on April 15.

More than 75 students, faculty, staff and the community members heard LACCD Chancellor speak on the presidential search process and expectations. The Chancellor lead a discussion on what makes Valley College special, and gave participants the opportunity to give feedback on the desirable qualities and characteristics they are looking for the college's next permanent leader.

Many participants shared their desire for a college president who is student-focused, equity-minded, inclusive, responsive, and willing to listen to and work with students, faculty and staff at the college. The Chancellor is taking the college's feedback from the discussion with the search and interview committee and PPL, Inc.. the firm who is going to assist with the permanent president search process.

As part of the search process, the District is putting together a search and interview committee. Per our Board Rules, the search and interview committee will consist of:

  • Four faculty members from the applicable College, two of whom are appointed by the College Academic Senate and two of whom are appointed by the AFT College Faculty Guild

  • Two classified employees from the College, appointed by the AFT College Staff Guild and one of whom is appointed by the non-AFT classified employees at the College

  • One student from the College selected by the Associated Student Body Organization President

  • Up to two academic administrators from the College appointed by the exclusive representative of the Academic Administrators’ Unit

  • At least one unrepresented administrator appointed by the Chancellor; and

  • Two community representatives recommended by the Chancellor and selected by the Board.

  • A district EEO representative

The committee's role will be to finalize the job posting and screen the candidates. The committee will select 5 candidates and forward them to the Chancellor for consideration. There will be a background check on the final candidates before the Chancellor will forward a smaller number of finalists for the LACCD Board of Trustees to interview. 

While the presidential search is underway, LAVC's VP of Administrative Services Mike Lee served in the Interim President capacity after Dr. Endrijonas's department from January 22-February 10, 2019.  Dr. Denise Nolden, former president of Los Angeles Southwest College, will serve as LAVC's interim president from February 11-June 30, 2019.

If all goes according to plan, the District hopes to select a new LAVC president on or about July 1, 2019.

 

Image: LACCD Chancellor Francisco Rodriguez speaking at the Public Forum on the LAVC Presidential Search on February 8, 2019.

 




Posted by: LAVC PR Office on 2/1/2019 5:00:05 PM