CEO on the move

Marvin Martinez will serve as the new chancellor of the Rancho Santiago Community College District, effective July 1. He is currently president of East Los Angeles College, a position he has held since 2013. He previously was president of Los Angeles Harbor College for almost three years. Prior to that, Martinez served as vice chancellor of economic and workforce development at the Los Angeles Community College District, vice president for planning and development at the Santa Monica Community College District, provost at Santa Monica College, and dean of business and industry at Cerritos College. Martinez also is the current board president of the Chief Executive Officers for California Community Colleges.


Thomas W. Meyer has been named president of Metropolitan Community College’s Blue River and Business & Technology campuses, effective mid-June. He is currently vice president for academic services and student development at Lehigh Carbon Community College in Pennsylvania, a post he’s held since 2015. Meyer previously served as center dean of academic and student affairs at Broward College in Florida. At Miami Dade College, he was dean and associate dean of academic affairs and chair of the Department of English as a Second Language, Foreign Languages and Translation/Interpretation.


Caron Daugherty has been named vice chancellor of instruction and chief academic officer at Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City, effective mid-June. She comes from Jefferson College (Missouri), where she is vice president of instruction and chief academic officer.

Cynthia Glass has been appointed vice president for human resource management and labor relations at the Fashion Institute of Technology, a college of the State University of New York. Most recently, she served for eight years at Henry Ford College (Michigan) as vice president for human resources and labor relations.

Diane Meza has been hired as director of the Maricopa County Community College District’s Information Technology Institute at Mesa Community College.

Patty Pfeiffer is now vice president for academic and student service at Wayne Community College in North Carolina. She has served in an interim role in the position since December. Pfeiffer has been with the college since 1994, serving in a variety of posts, most recently as chief of staff and vice president of institutional effectiveness and innovation.

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Matthew Dembicki
is editor of Community College Daily and serves as publications director for the American Association of Community Colleges.