Cerritos College names president

NORWALK - Dr. Linda Lacy, a longtime administrator at Riverside City College, has been named superintendent and president of Cerritos College.The Cerritos College Board of Trustees made the announcement at a special meeting Aug. 12. Her start date is still to be determined. Lacy is currently serving as vice chancellor of student services and operations at Riverside City College, where she has been for 23 years. She started at the school in 1986 as an instructor and coach. Lacy was also a teacher and assistant principal in a K-12 system for 12 years in Oklahoma. During her tenure as vice chancellor of student services and operations, she supervised district functions such as student financial services, health services, food services, the bookstore, college outreach, policing and campus safety. Her administrative experience involves budget formulation and regulation, development of board policy, evaluation of managers, and development of the program review process for student services. Lacy's past interim presidential duties included overseeing the general daily operation of Riverside City College; the development of the Educational and Facilities Masters Plan; the Accreditation Self-study; the renovation of the quad; and served as the liaison with the Wood Streets Association. In addition to her time as vice chancellor at Riverside City College, Lacy served as the past chair of the Riverside City Campus Strategic Planning Committee; past president of the Management Association; a graduate, chair and past president of the Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program; and past president of the California Community College Chief Student Services Administrators Association. Lacy has been very active within the community serving on the Boards of the Greater Chamber of Commerce, Riverside Downtown Partnership, the Mayor's Cultural Accountability Performance, the City Task Force, and the Wells Fargo Inland Bank. She is currently a member of the District Strategic Planning Committee, International Relations Council and of the Higher Learning Federation Taskforce. William Farmer, who has served as acting president at Cerritos College since July 2008, will remain with the school as vice president of academic affairs. Dr. Marilyn Brock, who has served in this position while Farmer was acting president, will end her interim assignment.

********** Published: August 21, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 18