A Unique Leadership Opportunity
     Is Now Open In California's Central Valley

West Hills Community College District Board of Trustees and Chancellor, Kristin Clark, have launched a search for the next President of West Hills College Lemoore.

Over the last five years the College has achieved the following:

  • Opened a 23,000 square foot Student Union
  • Received reaffirmation of accreditation from ACCJC
  • Was recognized for advanced work in accelerated remediation
  • Acquired numerous grants and gained national recognition as one of the leading institutions in Open Educational Resources and Zero Textbook Cost Degrees
  • Was named an Achieving the Dream Leader College and then a Leader College of Distinction college the following year
  • Aspen Prize for Top 100 Community College recipient
  • Created a unique college brand—Lemoore is More
  • Developed plans for a new Instructional Building and a Final Project Plan (FPP) for a Career and Technical Education building 
  • Implemented holistic case management and assigned all faculty and staff as retention coaches
  • Created a Social Justice and Equity Task Force
  • Implemented state-of-the-art High Flex classrooms
  • Received a generous donation from philanthropist McKenzie Scott


West Hills College Lemoore is part of the two-college, West Hills Community College District that serves the central San Joaquin Valley. It is predominately rural and our students are diverse and geographically disbursed.

The Ideal Candidate

We are seeking a visionary and forward-thinking president of West Hills College Lemoore, committed to a 21st century comprehensive community college mission.  The new leader of the College must have a track record of demonstrated, culturally competent leadership skills necessary to carry on the institution’s tradition of outstanding service to the economically and ethnically diverse region and rural communities that comprise the College service area. The College is in an area rooted in the early history and many cultures of California, and while also at the forefront of the future economic vitality of the State.

Some of our core values we’d expect you to share:

  • We hold in high regard our professional working relationships with faculty, classified staff, students and our communities.
  • We view our diverse community as an asset and encourage diversity in our workforce.
  • We strive to remain in the very strong fiscal condition for which our District is known.
  • We enjoy strong support from within our communities.
  • We are comfortable using technology in performing our daily tasks.
  • We live, eat, and breathe student success.
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Apply for College President Position
For additional information, nominations, and confidential inquiries, please contact
Will Lewallen, Ph.D., Search Consultant
Community College Search Services

Joan Smith, Ed.D., Managing Partner,
Community College Search Services

Becky Cazares, Director of Human Resources
(559) 934-2159 or beckycazares@whccd.edu

West Hills Community College District is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.