December 12, 2017 - Chancellor Search Update
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, thank you for your dedication and contributions to the many achievements that have been accomplished this year in the Riverside Community College District. During this holiday season we are excited to provide you an update regarding the search for a new Chancellor.
Following a closed session meeting of the Riverside Community Board of Trustees held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, Tracey Vackar, Co-Chair of the Chancellor Search Committee and President of the Board of Trustees, Mary Figueroa, Co-Chair of the Chancellor Search Committee and Secretary of the Board of Trustees are providing the following statement:
In an unanimous, 5-0 vote, the Riverside Community College District, the Board of Trustees appointed Wolde-Ab Isaac, Ph.D., as the fourth Chancellor of the District. In making the selection, following a national search, the Board acknowledged Dr. Isaac’s leadership, educational work experience and vision for the District and its three colleges. Dr. Isaac, who is currently the President at Riverside City College, will begin his job as Chancellor on January 1, 2018.
The Board of Trustees for the Riverside Community College District was committed to the process which was developed to be representative of the District’s constituents as well as the community-at-large. We appreciate the excellent input, overall work, and the dedication by the Chancellor Search Committee in the search process. The collaboration has been to the benefit of the students and communities that we serve in the Riverside Community College District.
Thank you for your continued support of the Riverside Community College District, we wish you the best holiday season and a happy and prosperous New Year.
December 5, 2017 4:15pm - The RCCD Board of Trustees met in closed session to continue next steps in the Chancellor Search Process.
October 2, 2017 5pm - 9pm – Chancellor
Search Committee Training and Orientation
September 25, 2017 - Board of Trustees Progress Report
September 19, 2017 – Chancellor Search
Committee and Profile Approved
The Board of Trustees approved the
nominations submitted by the district constituent groups for the Chancellor
The Board of Trustees appointed three members from the nominations received to
serve on the committee as community representatives.
Jose Leyba, ACCT, presented the
Chancellor Profile to the Board of Trustees, which was approved.
September 7, 2017 - Community Forums Scheduled
The faculty, staff, students and public are invited to attend community forums
and provide input on the search for the new RCCD chancellor.
Four community forums will be held at the district and
Valley College - Tuesday, September 12, 12:50 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. Student Academic
Services Building Room 302
Office - Thursday, September 14, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. District Office Room
College - Thursday, September 14, 12:50 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. Center for
Student Success Room 217
City College - Tuesday, September 19, 12:50 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. Riverside
City College, Digital Library Room 121
For those unable to attend, you are invited to provide feedback
through the online survey which can be accessed at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D32JCGQ. The deadline to submit feedback on the
chancellor search is 5 p.m. September 19.
August 29, 2017 – Search Firm Selected
At the Special Board meeting on
August, 29, the Board of Trustees selected the Association of Community College
Trustees (ACCT) to lead the chancellor search.
June 20, 2017 – Ad-Hoc Committee Members
The Board of Trustees appointed trustees Mary
Figueroa and Tracey Vackar to serve on an Ad Hoc Committee to provide
recommendations on the search for the next chancellor.