Rio Hondo College National Search

December 19, 2012 • 356 views

Rio Hondo College has begun a national search to find a new superintendent/president to take the helm of the College beginning July 1, 2013.

The chosen candidate will be the College’s ninth superintendent/president and will follow Ted Martinez, Jr., Ph.D, who retired on June 30, 2012, after five years of service. Teresa Dreyfuss, vice president of finance and business, assumed the role of interim superintendent/president July 1, 2012.

This fall the Board of Trustees hired the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) to facilitate the search process. ACCT is a non-profit educational organization of governing boards, representing more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees who govern over 1,200 community, technical, and junior colleges nationwide and beyond.

The initial phase of the search process began with the development of a presidential profile describing the attributes the institution seeks in a new leader. The Rio Hondo community was invited to provide their input at campus public forums facilitated by the consultant. The Board of Trustees then finalized and approved the presidential profile.

Candidate recruitment will take place from December through March 8, and candidate evaluations and interviews will take place from late March through mid April. Finalists will visit Rio Hondo in late April.  It is anticipated that the board will appoint the new superintendent/president in May.

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