Golden West College gets new president
At their Dec. 15 meeting, the Coast Community College District Board
of Trustees selected Wes Bryan as the new president of Huntington
Beach’s Golden West College.
Bryan has served as the vice president of instruction at Golden
West since 1999 and previously was a speech communication instructor
at Golden West College for more than 20 years.
“Wes Bryan has been a part of the Golden West College community
for more than two decades. He has exhibited decisive and creative
leadership as vice president of instruction, and I am confident that
he will continue to expertly guide Golden West through these changing
times as president,” said Board President Walter Howald.
Bryan will become the seventh president of Golden West College on
Jan. 1. He will succeed Kenneth D. Yglesias, who took over as
chancellor of the district July 1. Since then, Sharon Donoff has
served as the interim president of the college.
Bryan said that he is honored to have been selected for the
“Our future is bright; our plans to serve the students of our
community are ambitious, and I am looking forward to this
opportunity!” Bryan said.
Bryan received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in speech
communication from Cal State Long Beach. He holds lifetime
credentials as a California community college instructor, supervisor
and chief administrative officer. Bryan has 22 years of experience as
a faculty member at Golden West College, and has taught at Azusa
Pacific College, Cal State Long Beach, Cal State Dominguez Hills and
Long Beach City College.
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