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IVC Presidential forum took place yesterday

The search for a new President/Superintendent of Imperial Valley College has been narrowed to five finalists, and the campus community as well as the public at large had an opportunity yesterday to hear from the candidates at a Public Forum and give written comments to the Board of Trustees.

The trustees have scheduled a special meeting at 3 p.m. today Wednesday, May 2, when they will be doing their own closed-session interviews.

Announcement of the new President/Superintendent is expected at May 16 IVC Board of Trustee meeting. The candidates are:

  • Robert A. Frost, Ph.D, currently (interim) Dean of the John Adams Campus of City College, San Francisco.
  • Martha Garcia, Ed.D, currently vice president of student services at IVC and Interim Vice President of Instruction;
  • G.H. Javaheripour, Ed.D, currently Yuba College President;
  • Christopher Villa, Ed.D, Vice President of Student Services at Los Angeles Mission College (LAMC).
  • Wei Zhou, Ph.D, past President of Crafton Hills College

The candidate selected will replace Victor M. Jaime, Ed.D, who is retiring from IVC after 38 years of service as an administrator, vice president and president/superintendent.

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