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CCCC Names Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs
January 19, 2011
Cerro Coso Community College has named Dr. Rick Post as Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs. He began his duties on Monday, January 3, 2011.
Dr. Post, Dean Emeritus of College of the Desert, retired from COD after 33 years of service. Hired by COD in 1974, Rick taught Business Law, Economics, and other business courses for 27 years before becoming the Dean of Applied Science and Business and Director of Career and Technical Education. In his last year at COD, Post served as Dean of Resource Development and Assistant to the President.
"Post's 33 years of community college and distance education experience will make this a seamless transition for the college as we undergo an extensive search for a permanent replacement for retiring VP, Dr. James Faye" stated President, Jill Board. "He is a welcomed addition to the college's leadership team and we are fortunate to be able to draw on his skills to meet immediate challenges."
While at College of the Desert, Post also taught for Cal State University, San Bernardino and the Palm Desert campus of Chapman University. He is a graduate of College of the Desert in Palm Desert, California. Post earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and his MBA from CSU Hayward, and his Juris Doctor (JD) from the University of La Verne, College of Law.
A member of the California State Bar Association since 1983, Post was appointed to the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians Gaming Commission in 2000 and served for five years after which he was elected Chairman of the Board of the East Valley Tourist Development Authority which operated the Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino in Indio, CA. Last year, Post served as the interim Executive Director of the West Hills Community College Foundation. During which time he helped the District, students and faculty raise over $125,000 for student scholarships and several signature educational programs and activities.
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