Contact: Lynn Winter Gross
April 18, 2005


Members of the college community and the public will be able to meet, question and hear presentations from the three finalists for the position of Chancellor on Tuesday, May 3, 2005 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College’s Learning Resources Center. Each candidate will have 50 minutes to speak and answer questions.

Guests will have an opportunity to record their comments for review by the Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees, who will make the final selection.

The forums will be moderated by David Rattray, VP, LA Area Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Chancellor Search Committee; this committee of representatives of various campus constituencies and community groups selected the three finalists. The candidate presentations will be in the following order:

Tuesday, May 3:

2:00 p.m. Dr. Irving McPhail
2:50 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. Mr. Darroch “Rocky” Young
3:50 p.m. Break
4:00 p.m. Mr. Stan Arterberry
4:50 pm. Conclusion

Arterberry, Stan
Mr. Arterberry has served as Chancellor of the West Valley – Mission Community College District in Santa Clara County since 2002. Before that he was Superintendent-President at Solano Community College in Solano County, President at Merritt College in Oakland, President at West Hills Community College in Coalinga, after various other administrative positions at community colleges in California. His career in the California Community Colleges began with a teaching position in Sociology and History at Riverside City College.

McPhail, Irving Pressley
Dr. McPhail has served as Chancellor of the Community College of Baltimore County, MD since 1998. Prior to that he was President of St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley, Provost at PACE University in New York, Dean at Wayne State Community College, President of LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis, and Vice President and Dean at Delaware State University, and held various administrative positions at Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland and Morgan State University. He began as an instructor at Morgan State University in 1971.

Young, Darroch “Rocky”
Mr. Young has served as interim Senior Vice Chancellor of the Los Angeles Community College District since January 2004, and President of Los Angeles Pierce College since 1999. Prior to that he served at Santa Monica Community College as Vice President of Planning and Development and Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs. Prior to that he held various other administrative positions at Santa Monica Community College after service as a faculty member in Business starting in 1971. He spent one year as a consultant on post Proposition 13 finance in the office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges in Sacramento.

The Board of Trustees authorized the Interim Chancellor, Peter Landsberger, to conduct the search with his staff, and has also employed Community College Search Services, based in Ventura, CA, to assist in the process. CCSS provides such executive search services to many community college districts in the state. The budget for the search is $71,900. Advertising was done in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Black Issues in Higher Education, Hispanic Outlook, Asian Week, Academic Careers Online, and the California Community Colleges State Diversity Registry, as well as the District’s own website. The District also sent a recruitment letter and brochure in a nationwide mailing to all community colleges and four year colleges and universities in the United States.

The total LACCD unrestricted general fund budget is $428 million, out of a total budget of $1,114 million, which includes the budget for the capital construction programs under Propositions A and AA.

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