The race is on: RCC announces candidates for next president

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Linda Lacy

Linda Lacy has spent the last 22 years working her way up the ladder at Riverside City College.

She began her RCC career in 1986 as a instructor and coach, and was appointed interim president in 2006.

Lacy has served on several community boards and holds a doctorate of education in Higher Education Administration from Oklahoma State University.

Jan Muto

Jan Muto currently serves as assistant to the chancellor for Teaching and Learning at Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

Prior to that she was a dean at both Madisonville Community College and Northwest College in Wyoming.

She holds a doctorate of philosophy in communication from the University of Utah.

Richard Rose

Since 2006 Richard Rose has served as president of Modesto Junior College.

He has also been an administrator and instructor at De Anza College, Patten University and Santa Rosa Junior College in northern California.

He holds a doctorate of education in Educational Administration from the University of San Francisco.

Pictures and biographical information on the candidates courtesy of the offices of Jim Parsons, Riverside Community College District Pubic Affairs, and Narcisa Polonio, vice president for Education, Research and Board Services Association of Community College Trustees.

Editor’s note

Viewpoints believes that full coverage of the Riverside City College presidential race is an essential service to the students, the faculty and the community.

Unfortunately, the scheduling of the candidate forums and selection process prevents Viewpoints from covering the full story at this time.

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