This was necessary after the college backed off its top pick -- Patrick Lanning -- when it learned he was on administrative leave from his current job.
First, the current President, Jim MIddleton will continue at the helm of COCC until mid September and won't retire at the end of June as planned.
Then in September, Dr. Shirley Metcalf, COCC's Dean of Extended Learning will assume the position.
Board Chair, Bruce Abernethy, says Dr. Metcalf has proven herself as a quality leader, both in terms of her experience prior to coming to COCC, in Hawaii and Washington and in her roles here.
The board plans to begin a search for a permanent President in October. They hope to name a new President to start in July of 2015.