The Allan Hancock College Board of Trustees last night took action to make an offer to Kevin G. Walthers, Ph.D., for the position of superintendent /president. The offer is subject to the board’s approval of the findings of a site visit to Las Positas College, Dr. Walthers’ current campus, and the successful negotiation of his contract.
The board is scheduled to make a final decision at its May 21, 2013, meeting.
Walthers is the current president of Las Positas College. The college serves 8,500 students from the East Bay region of Alameda, Contra Costa and San Joaquin counties.
During his tenure at Las Positas College, Walthers has been recognized for restoring college relationships with the community, creating innovative fundraising programs, leading mid-term accreditation requirements and building a strong and diverse administrative team.
Prior to joining Las Positas College, Walthers served in executive roles with the Utah State Board of Regents, the College of Eastern Utah, and most recently held a joint position with the West Virginia Community and Technical College System and the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. As the Vice Chancellor for Administration in West Virginia, Walthers provided oversight of WVNET, the state’s central network service and internet provider for colleges and universities.
Walthers began his career as an educator by teaching high school in north Texas. He has taught at all levels of higher education and continues to lecture on leadership, management and social justice issues.
Walthers attended Eastfield Community College in Mesquite, Texas, holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin, a master’s of educational administration from Texas A&M University – Commerce, and a Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy from the University of Utah.