WHITTIER (CNS) - Marilyn Flores, the vice president of academic affairs at Santiago Canyon College in Orange County, was named today the next superintendent/president of Río Hondo College in Whittier.
``We are proud to announce Dr. Marilyn Flores as our next superintendent/president,'' college Board of Trustees President Vicky Santana said in a statement. ``Río Hondo College has a legacy of achievement and we know Dr. Flores will continue this proud tradition as our new leader. The board is confident that she will continue our college's efforts of diversity, equity and inclusion, which are fundamental to advancing educational justice and opportunity.''
Flores will take over for Teresa Dreyfuss, who will retire as superintendent/president on June 30.
``I am thrilled and excited to serve as the next superintendent/president of Río Hondo College,'' Flores said in a statement. ``I firmly know that through the support of the Board of Trustees, the staff and administration, Río Hondo College will continue to thrive, excel and serve its community with excellence. I believe the work that I have done over the course of my career in community colleges has led me here to this college and this community. I could not be more excited to join you and serve our students.''
Flores previously served as interim president at Santa Ana College. She earned a master's degree in education at UCLA and holds a bachelor of arts degree in liberal studies and a doctorate of philosophy in institutional leadership and policy studies from UC Riverside.