Dr. Sean Hancock named new CCCC pres

Dr. Sean Hancock  named new  CCCC presThe Kern Community College District announced this week that Dr. Sean C. Hancock will be the board recommendation for the next president of Cerro Coso Community College.

KCCD conducted a nationwide search process that included Hancock and two other candidates participating in zoom sessions last month, providing an opportunity for members of the public and other stakeholders to ask questions of each candidate.

Thomas Burke, chancellor of the KCCD, said that Hancock brings the experience to ensure “continued emphasis on improved student outcomes, building on the outstanding leadership of his predecessor, President Jill Board.”

He added that Hancock is prepared to navigate the COVID-19 crisis “with a long-term vision for transitioning to a more stable environment in the future.”

Hancock comes to Cerro Coso from Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District in El Cajon, where he served as vice chancellor for student and institutional success. His primary responsibilities included providing vision and leadership for the district-wide academic and student services, community and workforce development, integrated strategic planning, institutional research, and information technologies.

He has more than 20 years of experience in community college administration and leadership in California.

He earned an Associate’s Degree from College of the Sequoias in Visalia, a Bachelor’s in Management and Organization Development from Fresno Pacific University, an MBA from TUI University in Cypress, and holds an Ed.D. in Educational Administration and Leadership with emphasis in Higher Education/Community Colleges from University of the Pacific in Stockton.

“Dr. Hancock will be a strong and innovative leader who can build a successful future for Cerro Coso Community College by working with the Kern Community College District to achieve the vision set forth for student success goals,” says Chancellor Burke. Cerro Coso Community College has provided a variety of programs and services to meet the needs and interests of students and community members since 1973.

The school provides educational opportunities for a population base of more than 85,000 over 18,000 square miles, covering a four-county region in eastern California that includes mountain, desert, and valley communities.

Burke will officially recommend Hancock at the KCCD’s Aug. 13 meeting. Hancock is expected to begin his term at the end of September.

Story First Published: 2020-08-14