Dr. Kathy Hart was selected as the new president/superintendent after a short search to fill the position that included the interviews of nationwide candidates.
Hart, who has been in the position of acting president since last spring, fills the position vacated by Dr. Jeff Marsee.
Marsee was released from Delta, with a $350,000 buyout, after a short tenure.
Out of 15 applications, and the top five candidate choices, Hart was selected because of her previous experience with Delta as Vice President of Instructional Services.
Those five were interviewed last week.
A campus-wide email was sent out on Tuesday, Sept. 5, just after 5 p.m. from board president Janet Rivera named Hart as the selection, suspending a further search.
“Last week, after spending hours with each candidate, the Board unanimously identified one candidate that stood out among the others as the best qualified and the best for Delta College – Acting Superintendent/President Dr. Kathy Hart,” the email read.
The email also said the board instructed its legal representative to start employment contract discussions with Hart.
Hart’s contract pends future final board approval.
An advisory committee comprised of staff, faculty and students was instrumental in the hiring process.