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.