Vince Rodriguez, who grew up in Orange and graduated from Orange Coast College before going on to earn a doctorate at Cal State Long Beach, has been named the next president of Coastline College, it was announced Friday.

The Coast Community College District Board of Trustees appointed Rodriguez to succeed the retiring president, Lorretta Adrian, effective July 1.

“I am honored to follow President Adrian in this position of trust and responsibility in advancing the future of a welcoming college for all members of our communities,” Rodriguez said. “Coastline College embraces its dual mission of access and innovation, while we prepare for new and exciting approaches for serving students.”

Rodriguez has served in the leadership of Coastline College for 23 years, beginning as the lead staff member in the distance learning department and working his way to the role of vice president for instruction.

“Dr. Rodriguez speaks from knowledge and experience about a shared vision for the next step in Coastline College’s evolution,” said Coast District Board of Trustees President Jim Moreno. “He knows and cares for the faculty and staff who have worked with him these many years and for the many students supported along the way.”

The Coast Community College District’s three colleges — Coastline College, Golden West College and Orange Coast College — provide traditional degree and transfer opportunities, career and technical training, basic skills, English as a Second Language, and other community programs.

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