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CCC names interim president

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May 1, 2019


CLOVIS - A temporary successor to Clovis Community College President Becky Rowley was selected by the CCC Board of Trustees during Wednesday's meeting.

Robin Kuykendall, director of extended learning and division chair for occupational technology, was named interim president until CCC finds a full-time replacement for Rowley.

Rowley announced in March she would be leaving the college in June after accepting the president position at Santa Fe Community College.

"I'm excited. Dr. Rowley has done a great job of establishing a foundation and I'm excited about being able to just continue that and make sure that we just continue what we're doing and meeting our mission," Kuykendall said.

"I'm passionate about Clovis Community College. I'm passionate about our mission, our students and making a difference. So being able to step in and continue that is amazing."

Board Secretary Raymond Mondragon said Kuykendall was one of five applicants for the interim position.

"Her work in the schools, her work in instructional, her work in the dual credit, (she) works really good with staff ... overall we thought she was a good fit," Mondragon said.

Kuykendall said she will not be a candidate for the job beyond the interim.

"This is just ... to bridge that gap until a new president is put in place," she said.

During Wednesday's meeting Mondragon said the board's intention is to have a new full-time president in place by Jan. 1.


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