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LOCAL : Daniel Means, Ex-Coach, Veteran Educator, Named Pierce President

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A longtime Los Angeles community college administrator and former coach has been named president of Pierce College, school officials said today.

Daniel Means, 59, was selected to head the Woodland Hills campus by the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees after a six-month search, district spokesman Norman Schneider said.

Means, who is vice chancellor of human resources for the nine-campus college district, has been serving as acting president of East Los Angeles College since December, Schneider said. He will begin working at Pierce next month, Schneider said.

Means, of Granada Hills, has worked for the community college district since 1960, spending his first nine years at Valley College where he taught physical education and coached the school’s baseball and basketball teams. He later took administrative positions at Valley, Pierce and Mission colleges.

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