By Peter Hegarty
Trustees with the Peralta Community College District voted Tuesday to appoint Jowel Laguerre as the district’s chancellor.
Laguerre, currently the superintendent of the Solano Community College District, will take over from Jose Ortiz, who is retiring after three years in the position. Laguerre is expected to officially begin work in July.
“It’s really bittersweet,” Laguerre said about leaving the president/superintendent position at SCC. “But I’m really excited (about the new opportunity) and the things we have done at Solano.”
Laguerre said he will miss the people at SCC, especially the faculty and staff, who are always focused on making the college better.
He added that he will need to discuss with the SCC Governing Board on who the interim superintendent/president will be.