State center Community College District names two new presidents

In the photo above: Jerry L. Buckley, Ed.D, left and Angel Reyna 


At the March 5 Board meeting, the Trustees approved Dr. Jerry L. Buckley as the president of Reedley College and Angel Reyna as the president of Madera Community College Center. They are scheduled to start June 1, 2019. Below is a short bio on both presidents.

Jerry L. Buckley, Ed.D.

Dr. Jerry Buckley has been the assistant superintendent/vice president of academic affairs at Santa Clarita Community College District since August 2013. He also served as vice president of instruction at San Diego Community College District and at Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District he held the positions of senior dean planning research & institutional effectiveness, acting vice president of academic affairs, dean, interim associate dean and professor. He earned his Ed.D. in educational leadership from San Diego State University, his M.A. in biology from CSU, Fullerton, his B.S. in biological sciences from USC and is a graduate of LACCD/UCLA Presidents Academy.

Angel Reyna

Angel Reyna has served as vice president of instruction at Renton Technical College in the state of Washington since December 2015. He served as dean of workforce education at Walla Walla Community College and at Yakima Valley Community College he held the positions of director for workforce education, interim industry coordinator, and ESL adjunct instructor. Mr. Reyna was elected mayor for the City of Mabton, Washington from 2010-2013 and was a city council member from 2006-2009. He also worked as a seasonal migrant farmworker for 13 years. He is earning his doctorate in organizational leadership (ABD) at Northeastern University, Seattle campus, he earned his M.A. in educational leadership and B.A. from Washington State University, Pullman.

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