Who Will Be Reedley College's Next President?
The field of candidates to become the next Reedley College president is down to two, and the public can learn more about them through public forums next week.
Both forums will take place at Reedley College’s Student Center on Tuesday, Jan. 29.
The first public forum will feature Reedley College interim president Donna Berry. It will run from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Jerry Buckley will talk during the second public forum, which will run from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
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Here’s a look at each candidate’s career:
Berry has been the interim president of Reedley College since July 2018 and was vice president of administrative services at Reedley College for nearly seven years.
She earned an MBA at University of Phoenix, her bachelor’s in business administration-accountancy at Fresno State, and her associate’s in business administration from Porterville College.
Buckley has been the assistant superintendent/vice president of academic affairs at Santa Clarita Community College District since August 2013. He also served as vice president of instruction at San Diego Community College District.
While at Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, he held the positions of senior dean of planning research and institutional effectiveness, acting vice president of academic affairs, dean, interim associate dean, and professor.
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Want To Ask Questions? Here’s How.
Berry and Buckley will present their vision for Reedley College’s future and answer pre-submitted questions.
The deadline to submit questions online is at noon Monday, Jan. 28. Email your questions to Sareang.Nhim@scccd.edu.
If time allows, questions from the audience at the forums will be fielded by the candidates.
Give Each Candidate Feedback
Candidate feedback will be compiled by Survey Monkey. The link will be activated Tuesday, Jan. 29, and will close at noon Wednesday, Jan. 30.
Click here to give feedback on Berry, and here on Buckley.
Reedley College will stream the forums live on YouTube here.