Francisco Rodriguez named chancellor of Los Angeles Community College District
The Los Angeles Community College District has selected a veteran educator to be its next chancellor, officials said Thursday.
Francisco Rodriguez, 51, has been president and superintendent of the MiraCosta Community College District in north San Diego County for the last five years. He replaces Daniel LaVista, who announced his resignation in early 2013.
Adriana Barrera has served as interim chancellor since last summer while L.A. district officials conducted a search for a permanent executive.
Rodriguez said he was first approached by the Los Angeles district's search committee over the summer and again during the winter. He had two formal interviews and several informational conversations before being offered the job. The district's Board of Trustees unanimously approved a contract for Rodriguez during a closed session Wednesday night.
Rodriguez, 51, has also worked at UC Davis and Woodland Community College in Yolo County. He was also the president of Cosumnes Community College in Sacramento for six years.