The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District Announces Las Positas College Presidential Finalists
(Dublin, CA) - The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is pleased to announce that five finalists have been selected for the position of President of Las Positas College (LPC). The finalists were selected from a large, highly competitive, and outstanding group of candidates from throughout the region, state and nation.
The Las Positas College President finalists are:
Dyrell Foster, Ed.D. is the Vice President of Student Services at Moreno Valley College in Moreno Valley, CA. Previously, he served as an administrator at Rio Hondo College, Mt. San Antonio College, Evergreen Valley College, and San Jose State University. Dr. Foster earned a Doctor of Education from the University of Southern California; a Master of Science in Counseling from California State University, Long Beach; and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Behavioral Science from University of California, Davis.
Marsha Gable, Ed.D. is the Vice President of Student Services at Grossmont College in El Cajon, CA. Previously, she was Dean of Counseling Services at Cuyamaca College in El Cajon, CA. Dr. Gable earned a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Community College Leadership from San Diego State University in San Diego, CA and a Master and Bachelor of Social Sciences and Sociological Practice from California State University, San Marcos, CA.
Don Miller, Ph.D. is Vice President of Instruction at the College of Alameda and Vice President of the California Community Colleges Chief Instructional Officers organization. Previously, he was the Interim Vice President of Academic Services and a Dean of Academic Services for the Division of Arts and Humanities and Dean of Learning Communities at Las Positas College. Dr. Miller earned a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Virginia and a Master and Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Brigham Young University, in Provo, Utah.
Katrina VanderWoude, Ed.D. has served as the President of Contra Costa College in San Pablo, CA. Prior to that, she was Vice President of Academic Affairs at Grossmont College in El Cajon, CA. Dr. VanderWoude earned a Doctor of Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Higher Education, Organizational Systems and Development and Student Affairs from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, MI.
Tina Vasconcellos, Ph.D. is the Vice President of Student Services and Accreditation Liaison Officer at the College of Alameda in Alameda, CA. Previously, she was Dean of Academic and Student Affairs at Laney College and Merritt College in Oakland, CA. Dr. Vasconcellos earned a Doctor of Philosophy focused on community college leadership from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO and a Master of Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in multicultural and holistic counseling from John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, CA.
Each President finalist will participate in an open forum. We invite and encourage the public to attend the open forums. Forums are open to all faculty, administrators, staff, students, and the general public. There will be a brief introduction of each candidate, followed by a question and answer session. Feedback forms will be given to all who attend, and the completed forms will be collected at the end of each forum and given to the Interim Chancellor for review. Video recording of all forums will be made available by Thursday morning, September 26, 2019.
Open Forum Schedule
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Las Positas College
Mertes Center for the Arts, Building 4000
3000 Campus Hill Drive
Livermore, CA 94551
|Dr. Tina Vasconcellos||9:00-9:45 a.m.|
|Dr. Katrina VanderWoude||10:00-10:45 a.m|
|Dr. Don Miller||11:00-11:45 a.m.|
|Dr. Marsha Gable||12:00-12:45 p.m.|
|Dr. Dyrell Foster||1:00-1:45 p.m.|
We are looking forward to a successful completion of the President search process. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact:
About Chabot-Las Positas Community College District
CLPCCD serves 29,000 students annually, in the San Francisco East Bay Area, particularly southern Alameda County, through its two colleges: Chabot College in Hayward and Las Positas College in Livermore. CLPCCD is governed by a seven-member board of trustees which is responsible for all policy decisions. Board members are elected from trustee areas by the registered voters of nine communities: Castro Valley, Dublin, Hayward, Livermore, Pleasanton, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Sunol, and Union City.
For more information about the position, please contact:
Thank you for your interest in the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District!
The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer