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Board Appoints Interim Leader to Oversee Local Community Colleges

The State Center Community College District trustees on Tuesday selected Douglas B. Houston, chancellor of the Yuba Community College District  in Northern California, to be State Center's interim chancellor effective May 1. State Center Chancellor Paul Parnell is stepping down as of July 6, and the district is conducting a...

‘Passionate and Effective’: Fresno State’s Castro Will Now Lead CSU System.

Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro has been selected as the eighth chancellor of the California State University system, the CSU announced Wednesday morning. Castro has led Fresno State since 2013. He will be the first California native and first Mexican American to lead the 23-campus university system with enrollments...

Angela Merkel Won’t Seek 5th Term as German Chancellor

BERLIN — Germany's Angela Merkel announced Monday that she will step down as head of her conservative party in December after 18 years and won't seek a fifth term as chancellor in 2021, launching a leadership transition in Europe's biggest economy. Merkel has led her conservative Christian Democratic Union since...