Gavilan Joint Governing Board Selects New Superintendent / Presidentby on May 24, 2022
GILROY, CA – The Gavilan Joint Community College District Governing Board interviewed finalists for the Superintendent / President position on Thursday, May 19, 2022, and today is announcing their decision to begin contract negotiations with Dr. Pedro Avila to become the next Superintendent / President for the District. Dr. Avila is currently the Vice President, Student Services/Assistant Superintendent for Santa Rosa Junior College. The Governing Board plans to place the employment agreement on the agenda for public review and approval consideration at their regular meeting scheduled for June 14, 2022.
The previous day, on Wednesday, May 18, President / Superintendent Finalists Open Community Forums took place in-person at the Gilroy campus and streamlined virtually. The community offered feedback on all three finalists via digital anonymous forms until 10 pm, May 18. The next day, May 19, the Board met in closed session, they reviewed all submitted comments on the finalists from the forum feedback forms, conducted final interviews of each of the three finalists, and deliberated in the selection of the next Superintendent/President for the college.
Edwin Diaz, Gavilan Governing Board President shared:
“From the beginning our Governing Board has been committed to providing continuity leadership for the college. It was a very tight timeline for the President / Superintendent Search Committee to produce 3 finalists, and for our Human Resources Department to organize the Open Community Forums. On behalf of the Board, I want to thank all our community members, faculty and staff, for their engagement by submitting their questions and feedback. We are excited to select Dr. Pedro Avila.”
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