At its June 22 meeting, the Governing Board of the Contra Costa Community College District approved the contracts for Peter Garcia to be the permanent president of Diablo Valley College, and Richard Livingston to continue as the interim president of Los Medanos College.
After conducting a nationwide search to fill the vacant position of president of Diablo Valley College, the board decided that Peter Garcia, the interim president since October of 2010, would be reassigned from Los Medanos College to Diablo Valley College permanently. Garcia’s three-year contract is effective July 1, 2011.
The reassignment of Garcia to Diablo Valley College left a vacancy at Los Medanos College. A nationwide search was conducted for an interim replacement, and Richard Livingston was selected to continue in his role as interim president for the 2011-12 academic year. A search will begin this year for a permanent president.
“Peter and Richard provided strong leadership during their interim roles,” said Chancellor Helen Benjamin. “These decisions offer stability for the district as we manage the challenging fiscal climate while meeting the educational needs of our students.”
The Contra Costa Community College District (CCCCD) is one of the largest multi-college community college districts in California. The CCCCD serves a population of 1,019,640 people, and its boundaries encompass all but 48 of the 734-square-mile land area of Contra Costa County. The district is home to Contra Costa College in San Pablo, Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, as well as educational centers in Brentwood and San Ramon. The district headquarters is located in downtown Martinez.