|Hugo alumni chosen for prestigious academic post...|
|Monday, 24 June 2013 00:00|
As a student at Hugo High School, Sandy Wood was known by her teachers to be “extremely studious and something of a math whiz.”
Those same teachers say they are not at all surprised to learn that she was recently named as President of Reedley College (Calif.)
She is the Daughter of former Hugo residents Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Wood, and niece of Eddie Wood, who still lives in Hugo.
The State Center Community College District (SCCCD) Board of Trustees appointed Dr. Sandra Caldwell to the position of Reedley College President at its June 4 board meeting.
SCCCD Board President Isabel Barreras said, “The board is very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Sandra Caldwell. After an exhaustive search, we feel the best candidate has been chosen to move Reedley College forward.”
Dr. Sandra Caldwell is currently serving as the associate vice-president for planning and improvement at Western Wyoming Community College (WWCC) and has served in this position since 2011. Dr. Caldwell was promoted from her position of associate vice-president for student learning at Western Wyoming Community College where she served for six years. Prior to service in Wyoming, Dr. Caldwell served as the quality assurance/ institutional effectiveness chairperson and mathematics coordinator for six years at Pairs Junior College (PJC) in Texas.
SCCCD Chancellor Dr. Deborah G. Blue stated, “Dr. Caldwell brings a strong background in educational leadership to Reedley College. We are confident she has the skills and abilities needed to guide Reedley College today and for many years to come.”
“I am so looking forward to leading Reedley College and helping the District meet its mission. I am eager to begin work on July 1 and pick up where Dr. White has so diligently brought the college,” Dr. Caldwell said. “Reedley College has a long history and outstanding legacy with top-notch faculty and staff. It serves wonderful communities in the rural-base of the SCCCD. My husband, Jeromy, and I look forward to becoming a part of the Reedley, Madera and Oakhurst communities. We plan to be here a long time and establish Reedley as our home.