Cabrillo College in California names John Hendrickson interim president and approves search firm to seek permanent leader
John Hendrickson named interim president of Cabrillo College in California A retired chancellor at Saratoga-based West Valley-Mission Community College District will take over Feb. 1 as interim president of Cabrillo College, serving in the role for up to six months as the search for a permanent replacement continues.
The Board of Trustees unanimously approved Lafayette resident John Hendrickson at Monday's board meeting, after the recommendation of a subcommittee that includes board members Alan Smith, Margarita Cortez and Rachael Spencer. The committee was formed last month to find a temporary replacement for outgoing president Brian King, who takes over Feb. 1 as chancellor of Los Rios Community College District in Sacramento.
Subcommittee members worked during the winter break to narrow down a list of candidates based on eight criteria, including someone who can provide support during Cabrillo's upcoming accreditation process, and who will focus on student success, Smith said ahead of the vote.
Hendrickson's monthly salary will be about $17,900, or roughly $1,600 less than King's. However, he will not receive medical, dental or other benefits.