Ding-Jo Currie, the president of Coastline Community College for the last seven years, has been named the Coast Community College District’s new chancellor.
Currie, who became interim chancellor in January, was chosen last week by the district’s board of trustees. She took the interim position after Chancellor Ken Yglesias went on administrative leave. Yglesias resigned in March.
The district, which comprises Golden West College, Orange Coast College and Coastline Community College, services more than 60,000 students in western Orange County and about 20,000 military students worldwide. In a release, Currie said she was grateful for the selection but expected a tough road ahead due to the state economy.
“My first priority is to work with our Board of Trustees, faculty and staff, and our communities to weather the worst budget storm in our recent history while maintaining a focus on ensuring the highest quality education for our students’ success,” she said.
— Michael Miller