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Who will be Moreno Valley College’s next president? Meet three finalists on campus

By in Press Enterprise on May 19, 2017

By Stephen Wall

Three candidates hoping to lead Moreno Valley College have ties to Southern California higher education.

Larry Buckley, Robin Steinback and Terri Long are finalists to head the nearly 8,000-student campus, one of three in the Riverside Community College District. Riverside City College and Norco College are the others.

Larry Buckley is one of three finalists to become Moreno Valley College president.

District spokeswoman Peggy Cartwright said officials would not release the number of applicants for the post because they said the information is confidential.

Moreno Valley College has been without a president since Sandra Mayo resigned in June. No reason was given for her departure. Irving Hendrick is serving as interim president.

Three one-hour public forums are scheduled for the candidates to discuss their ideas and answer questions. Buckley is set for Tuesday, May 23; Steinback for Thursday, May 25 and Long for Tuesday, May 30.

District Chancellor Michael Burke said he will interview them separately the morning of the forums and make a recommendation to trustees, who could decide June 20.

Board Vice President Tracey Vackar, whose trustee area includes Moreno Valley College, said she wants the new president to expand programs that allow high school students to take college classes.

Vackar added that the school needs a leader with vision who will raise the college’s profile in the community.

“I don’t know if Moreno Valley really has its identity yet,” Vackar said.

Robin Steinback is one of three finalists to become Moreno Valley College president.Robin Steinback is one of three finalists to become Moreno Valley College president.

Buckley’s 30-year higher education career includes serving as interim president and vice president of instruction at San Bernardino Valley College and president of Cañada College in the San Francisco Bay area. He is currently interim vice president of educational services at West Hills […]    

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