West Hills Community College District Chancellor to retire

The district will look to have a new chancellor in place by the start of the next school year.

West Hills Community College District Chancellor Kristin Clark is retiring at the end of the academic year. 

WHCCD announced her retirement on Tuesday. 


The big picture: With a career in education spanning over three decades, Clark has led the district for three years and served as the President at West Hills College Lemoore for five and a half years prior. 

  • Clark will serve as Chancellor through July. In the meantime, the district will initiate a comprehensive search for a new chancellor in the coming weeks. 

What they’re saying: The district said in a statement that Clark’s leadership has been instrumental in shaping the commitment to the relentless pursuit of student success through her vision, tireless efforts and passion for the community. 

  • “Kristin has been an invaluable member of our district, and her impact on the district will be felt for years to come,” said Mark McKean, Board President at WHCCD. “Her dedication, leadership, and passion for our students and community have inspired us all. We extend our heartfelt gratitude for her years of service and wish her a fulfilling and well-deserved retirement.”
  • Clark thanked the board, faculty, staff, students and the community for welcoming her. 
  • “It has been an honor to be a part of such an exceptional community of educators, students, and staff,” Clark said. “I am grateful for the experiences, relationships, and memories I will carry into retirement. I have full confidence in the continued success of WHCCD, and I look forward to witnessing its future achievements.”
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