College District Board to Seek New Chancellor

The Los Angeles Community College District board will start looking for a new chancellor to replace James Heinselman, who is retiring in June.

The board voted this week to appoint a 12-member search committee to select and interview candidates for the job. The chancellor of the Los Angeles district--the nation's largest--now earns $140,000 a year.

Rather than hiring a search firm, as it has in the past, the board put the district's department of human resources in charge of the process.

Heinselman, a former president of Harbor College, was selected to fill the job when Bill Segura left the district in December 1997. But when he took the job, Heinselman said, he would serve only until mid-1999 and then retire.

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