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Longtime educator Dr. Audre Levy has stepped out of retirement to assume the interim role of president at Crafton Hills College (CHC) through the fall semester. Dr. Levy’s new position will begin Friday, Aug. 10 as announced by San Bernardino Community College District officials last week.
“As the first in her family to achieve a college degree, Dr. Audre Levy brings to Crafton Hills College a strong commitment to student success and distinctive expertise,” said SBCCD Board of Trustees President Joseph Williams. “With her serving in this interim role, I am confident that Crafton Hills College will keep moving forward expanding educational and career training opportunities for students in Inland Southern California.”
Levy credits her parents’ hard-work ethic as her inspiration to pursue a career in education though neither of her parents attained more than a primary elementary education. A bio sheet provided to the SBCCD stated that “Because of their incentive and vision she has made both a career of education and a career in education.”
Levy has held leadership positions at institutions in California, Texas, and Florida. She most recently served as president of Lone Star College Cy-Fair in Cypress, Texas. She is also a former classroom instructor and counselor and considers herself as a life-long learner.
Levy holds a bachelor’s in public speaking from Michigan State University and has earned four master’s degrees from the University of Michigan, Cal State Long Beach, Cal State Dominguez Hills and Holmes Institute. In 1991, she graduated with a doctoral degree in institutional management from Pepperdine University and in 2004 was named a Pepperdine Alumni of the Year.
“I am very pleased that Dr. Audre Levy will serve Crafton Hills College as interim President,” SBCCD Chancellor Bruce Baron said. “She brings a combination of experience and enthusiasm that will serve Crafton well during such a transformative time.”
SBCCD officials announced administrative changes to its CHC leadership in March and in June launched a search to fill the college’s presidential vacancy.
“I am thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to serve as interim president for Crafton Hills College, a forward-looking institution that has rightly earned regional and statewide recognition for student success,” Levy said. “I look forward to engaging with faculty, students, staff, the SBCCD Board of Trustees, along with the communities we serve, to advance the social and economic mobility of the Inland region.”
Potential candidates for the position of CHC’s president and SBCCD’s search process can learn more at: www.craftonhills.edu/presidential-search. The target date for completed applications is Oct. 1.