Cabrillo College provides new Los Rios chancellor

After a nationwide search to replace retired Dr. Brice Harris, Dr. Brian King was appointed to serve as the new Los Rios Community College District chancellor, according to a Los Rios press release.Dr. King was chosen as chancellor by the Los Rios Community College District Board of Trustees at a special meeting held on Nov. 26, according to the press release.

“We were looking for a person with exceptional leadership skills and broad community
college experience,” said Los Rios board president Ruth Scribner in the press release. “We found those qualities, combined with great personal integrity and a passion for student success, in Dr. King and we look forward to many years of his expert guidance at the helm of our district.”

Dr. King has served as president/superintendent of Cabrillo College in Aptos, CA, since 2004 and has over 20 years of experience in community college teaching and administrative positions, according to the press release.

“It is a true honor to have been selected to lead such a great district,” King said.  “The
excellent reputation of Los Rios, its programs, faculty and staff are what encouraged me
to seek this position and I look forward to continuing and enhancing that reputation for
years to come.”

King currently serves on various local and state boards including Board chair of the
California Community College Athletics Association, board member of the Community
College League of California Chief Executive Officers, president-elect of the Santa Cruz
Chamber of Commerce, board member of the Dominican Hospital; member of the Santa
Cruz Business Council, and chair of numerous accreditation site visits for the Western
Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), according to the press release.

King is credited for leading Cabrillo through two successful bond campaigns which raised more than $20 million in private donations through the college foundation, and guided the implementation of successful student success measures, according to the press release.

Dr. King is expected to begin his duties as chancellor on Feb 1.