So as of January, 2015 I have a new title: President of Community Christian College. Many of you know, I love post secondary education. I started working in education leadership back at Calvary Chapel Bible College in 2002. It was there that I learned the ins and outs of college administration.
In 2007 our family moved to Kauai where I started a Bible College and helped develop the campus for 3 and a half years.
In 2010 we moved back to California so that I could lead Calvary Chapel University through a very important rebuilding season.
In total I have had a hand in college leadership for more than eleven years.
Which brings me to this past January. I received a call from my friend Pastor David Zamor asking me if I would consider accepting an offer to become the next President of Community Christian College. This would be no cake walk. The college has gone through a rough couple of years with a decline in enrollment and some serious financial challenges. But at the same time it has good “bones.” It has accreditation through the Transnational Associate of Christian Colleges and Schools with a degree that is widely transferable.
The college offers an accredited AA and has the ability to help students receive Title IV funding including the Pell Grant. The college has a dual enrollment program for high school juniors and seniors. The high school students enrolled in this program can graduate from high school with a diploma and AA degree finished. And the price of this program is amazing. All of their classes are available online or can be taken in residence at the Redlands, Fontana, or Downey campuses.
I have accepted this new role without lessening my responsibilities at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa My day off from the church is Monday and so I spend that day out at in Redlands or Fontana. Throughout the rest of the week I address college projects remotely.
I would ask that you keep the college and myself in prayer as we go through a significant season of rebuilding. I need wisdom and opportunities to help expand upon the foundations that other leaders have laid. If you need to take general education classes please check out the school web site. If you have any good networking leads please contact me.