General Info > News Releases > News Releases 2011-12 > 11/5/12: MC Announces Candidates & Public Forums for President


November 5, 2012

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Ukiah, CA 95482

Contact: Gwen Chapman (707) 468-3071


Mendocino College has narrowed its search for the next Superintendent/President to the top two candidates. A thirteen member search committee, appointed by the Board of Trustees, has been working with Professional Personnel Leasing on this search process since August.  Interviews with the committee were recently completed. The next phase of the process will include public forums and interviews with the Board of Trustees. The forums are scheduled for November 13 and 15, at 12:30, in the Center for the Visual and Performing Arts on the Mendocino College campus. Information on the candidates follows:

Dr. David Smith has been employed since 2008 as the Vice-President of Instruction and Student Affairs at Colorado Northwestern Community College in Rangely, Colorado.  For the five prior years, he worked as the Chief Administrative Officer at Lamar Community College, also in Colorado.  Dr. Smith began his education at Fresno City College, completing a BA and MA in English at the California State University, Fresno, and a PhD in English at the University of Denver.  He taught English part-time at both the community college and university levels for over ten years.

Arturo Reyes is the Executive Vice-President of Academic and Student Affairs at Solano Community College. Previously, he worked as the Interim President/VP of Academic Affairs at San Jose City College and the Dean of Humanities & Social Sciences at Cosumnes  River College. He taught Spanish full-time at Consumnes River College and Will C. Wood High School in Vacaville, CA.  His education includes a BA and Teaching Credential in Spanish and a Masters in Educational Administration from CSU Sacramento. Currently, he is completing an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at UC Davis.

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