Buckley will become the 10th president at the college
Chancellor Ron Galatolo will recommend to the College Trustees that Dr. Lawrence Buckley, Interim President of San Bernardino Valley College since January, 2012, be the 10th president of Cañada College. If confirmed at the Board meeting of December 6, he will begin January 1.
“Dr. Buckley brings a wealth of leadership experience that will undoubtedly benefit Cañada College and the District as a whole,” said Ron Galatolo, Chancellor of the San Mateo County Community College District.
Prior to serving as Interim President at San Bernardino Valley College, Buckley was Vice President of Instruction for two years at the school. Earlier in his career, he served as Vice President of Instruction at Fullerton College. He also served as the Dean of Visual, Performing & Communication Arts at Chaffey College and Dean of Instruction at Lake Tahoe Community College.
"I am delighted to join the Cañada College family and to have the opportunity to work with faculty, staff and students with such an exceptional commitment to academic excellence and success,” Buckley said.
Buckley’s career began as a history professor in the University of Hawaii system and he later became a tenured faculty member and department chair at Feather River College in Quincy, CA.
Buckley holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in history as well as a Ph.D. in history from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.