After conducting a nationwide search, the Palomar Community College District Governing Board has identified two finalists for the next Palomar College superintendent/president. The finalists in alphabetical order are: Dr. Gregory Anderson, currently Vice President of Instruction at Cañada College; and Dr. Lynn Neault, currently Vice Chancellor of Student Services for the San Diego Community College District.

The Governing Board will conduct interviews of the finalists on Wednesday, November 4 and the finalists will participate in public forums on Friday, November 6 at Palomar College, 1140 West Mission Road, San Marcos, CA in the Howard Brubeck Theatre. Parking for the forums is available in lots 1 and 2.

The first forum with Dr. Neault will be held at 9:30 a.m.; the second forum with Dr. Anderson is slated for 10:45 a.m. Each forum will last one hour, following a format that includes introductory remarks made by the candidate, and a question and answer period. The audience will be able to pose written questions. Recording of the forums will be available through the college’s website.

As Cañada College’s Vice President of Instruction, Anderson leads transfer, basic skills, career technical education, equity initiatives, online learning, and academic support programs. Prior to his position at Cañada College, Anderson was Dean of Learning Resources at De Anza College, with campus-wide responsibility for student success initiatives, library services, technology, and online learning. He also taught for seven years at De Anza, and served as Academic Senate President. Anderson has a doctorate in Higher Education from the University of Southern California, a master’s degree in TESOL from the School for International Training, and two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin.

As Vice Chancellor of Student Services for the San Diego Community College District, Neault is responsible for providing leadership for the implementation of new programs and services for student success, enrollment management, state reporting, compliance with state and federal laws and regulations, policy development, oversight of student records, as well as management of the student information system. She has served in this capacity for almost 25 years. In 2013-14, she served as Interim President of San Diego City College. Neault has a doctorate in Educational Leadership, a master’s degree in Public Administration, and a bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University.

More information about the candidates can be found at:

Palomar College’s presidential search officially began in December 2014, two months after then-college president Robert P. Deegan announced his intention to retire effective June 30, 2015. The finalists were identified through a pool of applicants that were initially screened and interviewed by a search committee comprised of representatives of college constituent groups.

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