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Lake Tahoe Community College seeks new president; Murillo to leave post within 18 months

Dr. Kindred Murillo

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Lake Tahoe Community College's superintendent/president Dr. Kindred Murillo will be leaving her post sometime in the next 18 months. Murillo started at the college in July 2011.

According to Diane Lewis, Lake Tahoe Community College's director of marketing and communications, "There isn't a firm exit date yet, but sometime between June 2016 and February 2017 is the window for Kindred's departure."

The Board of Trustees of the Lake Tahoe Community College District (LTCCD) met in a closed session Tuesday evening, Jan. 19, along with Murillo, to discuss recruitment and the current president's pending exit.

LTCC board president and longtime college trustee Dr. Fritz Wenck said in a news release, "The Board and Dr. Murillo will work together to construct an exit strategy that works well for both the college and for her. While we knew this day would come eventually, the board is still sorry to see it arrive. Dr. Murillo has been an outstanding leader for the college. The trustees will structure a recruitment plan to help ensure that the next president is just as committed to the college and town as she is."

"I have loved the work at LTCCD, the faculty, staff, board, LTCC Foundation board, and the community of South Lake Tahoe," Murillo said in a news release. "But when you are severely allergic to pine trees, sometimes you have to make tough choices."

In addition to health concerns, Murillo also noted that a good leader knows when the right time to leave is, and she believes her work at the college is nearly completed.

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"While there is always more work to do, I feel good about the leadership team that's in place at the college, the faculty, staff, and Board of Trustees. They are all dedicated to student success and South Lake Tahoe," she explained. "The college is well positioned for the future and is more than ready to take a leadership role in the community."

For more information, contact the superintendent/president's office at 530-541-4660, ext. 210.

Learn more about Lake Tahoe Community College by visiting http://www.ltcc.edu.