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Coast Community College District - GWC President Search

Chancellor John Weispfenning and the Board of Trustees of the Coast Community College District have initiated a search for a new President for Golden West College.

Golden West College is highly regarded for academic quality and innovation. In its earliest years, the College was recognized for its pioneering leadership in designing learning-centered programs and services for its student body and continues in that tradition to this day.

Golden West College, located in the coastal community of Huntington Beach, is regarded as one of the most beautiful campuses in Southern California. Golden West is part of the Coast Community College District, a multi-college district that includes Orange Coast College, and Coastline Community College.

Golden West College provides an intellectually and culturally stimulating learning environment for its diverse student population. The College is committed to excellence and endeavors to provide an optimum teaching and learning environment. This is demonstrated by its commitment to innovation that embraces demographic and technological changes.

To nominate candidates or for confidential telephone inquiries about the position, please contact Community College Search Services consultant, Mr. John Romo at Email:; Phone: (805) 698-7987.

The target date for applications is: October 31, 2017


About the District

Founded in 1947, the Coast Community College District has maintained a reputation as one of the leading community college districts in the nation for over 60 years. The District serves almost 50,000 students in Orange County each semester through its three colleges--Coastline Community College, Golden West College and Orange Coast College. Governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees, the District plays an important role in the county by responding to the educational needs of a changing and increasingly diverse population.

Our Community

The Coast Community College District is located in the heart of sunny Southern California and enjoys a warm and mild climate. Our service area includes 20 miles of the California coastline in Orange County, stretching between Los Angeles and San Diego counties. Our community is a rich blend of social, cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds. The cities we serve are among the safest in the nation. Our campuses are located in cities that rank among the 30 safest big cities in the nation, according to federal statistics.