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David Martin Named Interim Superintendent/President of Monterey Peninsula Community College District

Post Date:05/30/2019 1:00 PM


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For Immediate Release: May 30, 2019

Contact: Kristin Darken, Acting Director of Marketing and Communications (831) 646-4001


David Martin WebMONTEREY, CA – Monterey Peninsula Community College District (MPCCD) Board of Trustees has unanimously selected David Martin to serve as interim superintendent/president for a period of two years. Mr. Martin’s appointment will begin July 1, 2019, pending board approval of his contract. The appointment follows a nationwide search for a new superintendent/president, which resulted in the decision to select an interim from within MPC’s existing leadership team.

“The MPC Governing Board of Trustees is delighted to welcome David Martin as our interim superintendent/president,” stated MPC Governing Board Chair Marilynn Dunn Gustafson. “During David’s tenure as MPC vice president of administrative services, his keen intellect, strong leadership and communication skills, and commitment to diversity and student success have inspired our confidence. We trust the campus and community will stand behind him as he continues the important work of moving this dynamic institution forward.”

Mr. Martin has served as MPC vice president of administrative services since January 2018. Before joining Monterey Peninsula College, Mr. Martin served as the chief financial officer and subsequently as the interim vice chancellor of finance and administration at City College of San Francisco. Mr. Martin started his career in higher education with a regional public accounting firm, providing operational, financial, and compliance consulting services to numerous community colleges throughout California.

Mr. Martin earned a master’s degree in business administration from California State University, East Bay, and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from California State University, San Bernardino. He is a California certified public accountant and is currently working on his doctorate in higher education leadership at Drexel University.

“I am excited and honored for the opportunity to serve the community and work side-by-side with the Board, faculty, staff, and administrators here at MPC,” said Mr. Martin.

Mr. Martin will succeed Dr. Walter A. Tribley, who is assuming the position of president of Northern Wyoming Community College District in July 2019 after a distinguished career as Monterey Peninsula Community College District superintendent/president.

“David is an important and valuable member of my executive cabinet,” said Dr. Tribley. “His knowledge of MPC, his deep understanding of community college financial matters, and his ability to communicate those matters are crucial to MPC’s success and fiscal stability. David is among the brightest leaders in the California community college system and an excellent choice for MPC at this time.”

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