The Governing Board has approved the hiring of Ambur Borth and David Montoya, two new permanent members of the Executive Team.

SAN MARCOS — With the approval of the Palomar College Governing Board on Tuesday, Jan. 5, two new Assistant Superintendent/Vice Presidents are set to join Palomar’s Executive Team: Ambur Borth as the Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Finance and Administrative Services, and David Montoya as the Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Human Resource Services.

“We’re thrilled to have these two leaders joining our team at Palomar College,” said Interim Superintendent/President Dr. Jack Kahn. “They bring a wealth of experience, insight and fresh ideas that will help the institution continue to move in a positive direction.”

Borth began her duties after the Governing Board meeting this week, and Montoya is scheduled to begin on Jan. 28.

Ambur Borth, Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Finance and Administrative Services

With more than 20 years of experience in school district administration, Borth comes to Palomar from the Menifee Union School District, where she was serving as the Assistant Superintendent of Business Services.

At Palomar, she will oversee a variety of core functions and services, including fiscal operations, facilities, payroll and the Palomar College Police Department.

“I am very excited about the move, and looking forward to the opportunity to help the college grow and continue to support the needs of students, faculty and staff at the college,” said Borth.

David Montoya, Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Human Resource Services

In his previous position at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California, Montoya served as Associate Vice President of Human Resources and Deputy Title IX Coordinator.

Prior to joining Humboldt State, he spent a decade serving Native American tribes as an attorney and executive. He identifies as a bicultural person, with Mexican and Native American heritages and a tribal affiliation with the Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo tribe in New Mexico.

“Palomar’s commitment to equity and inclusion absolutely affected my decision to come to San Marcos—those issues are near and dear to my heart, and it’s very clear that Palomar has a close connection to the local Native American community,” said Montoya. “I’m excited to serve the entire community and be student-focused.”