About the College


West Hills College Lemoore (WHCL) serves students in Armona, Avenal, Cantua Creek, Hanford, Kettleman City, Lanare, Lemoore, Lemoore Naval Air Station, Riverdale, Three Rocks, Santa Rosa Rancheria, Stratford, and neighboring rural communities. WHCL offers in-person and online courses, dual enrollment in local high schools, and noncredit classes at Kings Rehabilitation Center.

Leadership at WHCL is a hands-on, multiple-hats experience guiding deeply committed administrators, staff, and faculty. Rural education thrives on collaboration, effective operations, and caring relationships. Rural college presidents are educators who advocate for their underrepresented communities. The West Hills College Lemoore President will engage with the community, and represent the College as an economic hub.

WHCL community members expect and will wholeheartedly support a student-centered, transparent, innovative president who, as steward, is action-oriented, transparent, organized, trustworthy, collaborative, and consistently encourages and motivates employee excellence.

College Strengths and Opportunities
  • Significant contributor to equity and educational opportunities in an underrepresented region
  • Engaged and committed employees
  • Achieving the Dream Leader College and Leader College of Distinction
  • Leadership expertise and roles in Open Education Resources (OER)
  • Consistent and major grant awards recipient
  • Beautiful and well-kept facilities, and state of the art information technology infrastructure
  • Aspen Prize for Top 100 Community College recipient
  • MacKenzie Scott donation awardee
  • Recognized for innovations such as college brand Lemoore is More, a holistic case management program, a social justice and equity task force, high flex classrooms, advanced work in accelerated remediation, TGIF College, Reg 365 and more.

  • Continuing strategic enrollment management efforts
  • Planning and implementing for resilience and sustainability across COVID challenges
  • Improving business processes, training, and upskilling
  • Leading a new instructional building project
  • Engaging with local and regional development boards, nonprofit organizations, Santa Rosa Rancheria Tribal Council leadership, and Lemoore Naval Air Station representatives
  • Expanding public private partnerships.
Apply for 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.