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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Contra Costa Community College District Selects Katrina VanderWoude as Next Contra Costa College President

MARTINEZ, CA – The Contra Costa Community College District has selected Dr. Katrina VanderWoude as the 12th permanent president of Contra Costa College (CCC).

The announcement was made following a nationwide search that began in March 2018. Potential candidates were reviewed and three finalists were selected to participate in public forums and final interviews last week.

“Dr.VanderWoude’s accomplished and varied background, commitment to students and dedication to diversity, inclusion and equity prepare her very well for this important leadership role,” said Chancellor Fred Wood. “The Governing Board, fellow Presidents and I look forward to working with Katrina as President of Contra Costa College.”

"I consider it an honor and a privilege to have been selected to serve as the next president of Contra Costa College,” said VanderWoude. “I am drawn to the commitment of the faculty and staff of CCC and to their students and community. I am looking forward to being a part of the next chapter in the journey of Contra Costa College."

The District will place the VanderWoude contract on the June 27, 2018, Governing Board meeting agenda for review and approval. VanderWoude’s first official day will be August 6, 2018.

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