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Message from Dr. Garrison regarding Dr. Walter Tribley

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Message from Dr. Douglas Garrison:

Good morning, MPC!

I am very happy to share with you that the Governing Board
voted unanimously at the October 24 meeting to employment Dr. Walter Tribley as
Superintendent/President of the Monterey Peninsula Community College District
effective December 17, 2012, subject to final approval of the employment
agreement which will be considered at the November 28, 2012 Governing Board
meeting.  Board Chair Loren Steck and Board Vice-Chair Charles Brown were
appointed as the Board sub-committee to oversee the development of the employment

 Dr. Tribley is currently the Vice President of Instruction of Wenatchee Valley College and
chief administrative officer of the Wenatchee Valley College – Omak Campus in
central Washington.  He earned a PhD from Washington State University in
Biochemistry and Biophysics and has over fifteen years of experience in higher
education.  He also holds a Bachelor in Science in Secondary Science
Education and Biological Sciences and a MS in Biological Sciences [University
of Idaho]. A site visit team including Board representatives Marilynn Gustafson
and Charles Brown, Diane Boynton, Brenda Kalina, and Rosaleen Ryan traveled to
Wenatchee Valley Community College to meet with campus and community
representatives as a final step in the selection process.  Their reports
were very supportive of his candidacy.

I have already started transition discussions with Dr. Tribley and am confident that he is an
excellent fit for MPC.  His educational and administrative experience, his
passion for education, and commitment to humanistic approaches in addressing
day-to-day operational issues all fit the MPC climate. 

Dr. Tribley will begin his appointment on December 17.  Until then, I will continue to
serve you with the same commitment as always.  I have been honored to
serve as your Superintendent/President, and I know that Dr. Tribley is equally
honored to assume that role.

Please join me in welcoming Walter Tribley.