West Hills Community College District hires Pimentel as next Chancellor

Fresno City College’s President is moving back to the district where he worked for nearly two decades.

The West Hills Community College District has selected its new Chancellor. 

Dr. Robert Pimentel was named as the district’s next Chancellor on Monday. 


The big picture: Current Chancellor Dr. Kristin Clark is retiring at the end of July after three years leading the district. 

  • Pimentel joins West Hills Community College District from Fresno City College, where he was the President for the past two years. 
  • He is not new to West Hills Community College District, having worked at both campuses and the district office for nearly 18 years before moving to Fresno City College. 
  • Pimentel will start as Chancellor on Aug. 1. 

What they’re saying: “We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Pimentel as our new Chancellor,” said Mark McKean, the WHCCD Board of Trustees President. “His vision for the future of our district, coupled with his commitment to the Central Valley, will ensure that West Hills continues to thrive and provide exceptional opportunities for our students.”

  • Pimentel said, “I am honored to join the West Hills Community College District and look forward to working with the dedicated faculty, staff, and community to continue advancing our mission of providing outstanding educational opportunities. Together, we will strive to create an inclusive and innovative environment that empowers our students to achieve their academic and career goals.”
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