Utpal Goswami named acting president of College of the Redwoods

College of the Redwoods March 6, 2011
College of the Redwoods' Board of Trustees accepted CR President Jeff Marsee’s resignation on Tuesday, March 1 and appointed CR Vice President of Instruction Utpal Goswami as acting president.

Both actions were unanimous 9-0 decisions by the trustees.

Goswami, who has been CR's vice president of instruction since July 1, 2010, will assume his new duties as on Wednesday, March 2. Marsee, who has been CR's president since July 1, 2008, will be available as a consultant to the college through April 30, 2011. He takes over as the president of San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, Calif., on May 1, 2011.

Before he came to CR, Goswami served for four years as the vice president and provost of academic affairs for Yavapai College in Prescott, Az. Yavapai College serves more than 20,000 students.

''I view CR as an important element of this community,'' Goswami said. “My goal at CR is to have the college live up to the expectations of providing great service to the community.''
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