Mendocino-Lake Community College Trustees Tap Next Superintendent

College of Alameda President Dr. Tim Karas is leaving his position to become the next superintendent/president of the Mendocino-Lake Community College District. The Mendocino-Lake Community College Board of Trustees voted to hire Karas on June 10. His official start date is July 13.

“I could not be more honored, excited and exceptionally proud to be named the superintendent/president of Mendocino-Lake Community College District. I am immensely grateful for and sincerely humbled by the confidence and trust that the search committee and the Board of Trustees has demonstrated in me,” said Karas (Lake County News). 

“I look forward to connecting with individuals and organizations from Round Valley, Lakeport, Fort Bragg, Ukiah, Leggett, Willits, and every amazing community in between to fulfill Mendocino College’s mission to embrace its role as an intellectual, economic, and cultural anchor for the region.”

Karas has been in his current role since 2016. Previously, he served as vice president of instruction. Before joining Alameda College, he was the dean of liberal studies and language arts at Mission College and a tenured faculty member at College of San Mateo. Karas is a published author with an Associate Degree from West Valley College, a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from Humboldt State University, a Masters in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University, and a doctorate in educational leadership from Fielding Graduate University.