Santa Rosa Junior College narrows search for new president down to three finalists

The Press Democrat March 22, 2011
Santa Rosa Junior College's search for a new president is down to three finalists, two from within the California community college system and the other from Hawaii.

The school revealed the names of the candidates on its web site after conducting interviews with nine semi-finalists at an undisclosed location. Originally 22 people applied for the job.

The finalists are: Peter Quigley, associate vice president of academic affairs for the University of Hawaii community college system; Jeanine Hawk, vice chancellor of administrative services at San Jose Evergreen Community College District; and Kevin Trutna, vice president of academic and student services at Yuba College.

The school has had only four presidents in its 93-year history. Robert Agrella, who announced in September that he was stepping down at the end of the year, has been at the helm since 1990.

“This is the biggest decision probably for the decade,” said math instructor Warren Ruud, who heads SRJC's faculty union and was a member of the 12-member presidential search committee that recommended the finalists.
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