MONTEREY >> With one year left on his contract, Monterey Peninsula College Superintendent Walter Tribley is considering moving on.
Tribley is one of four finalists for the top administrative job at Yosemite Community College District, comprised of Modesto Junior College and Columbia College in Sonora. Tribley will discuss his qualifications at two public forums on Monday, one at each college.
“I was not seeking to leave MPC, but when the rare and unique opportunity to apply for the chancellor of such a fine district as the Yosemite Community College District was presented to me, I applied,” Tribley said in an email. “Regardless of the outcome of the search process, MPC will move forward and continue to be a high-quality institution of higher education serving the Monterey Peninsula and beyond.”
Other candidates for the position are David Rule, vice president of education vertical at Kodak Winning Fotos in Bellevue, Washington; Larry Buckley, interim vice president of educational services at West Hills College in Coalinga; and Henry Chiong Vui Yon, president and chief executive officer at Evergreen Valley College in San Jose.
Buckley was also a finalist for the president’s position at MPC in 2012, when Tribley was selected for the job.
Tribley’s three-year contract ends in June 2018. The contract requires the board let him know six months in advance whether they are considering renewing it.
The subject has not come up since Board President Marilyn Gustafson took on the position, she said.
“The board meeting coming up on Wednesday (will be) the first opportunity…
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