UKIAH, Calif. – On Wednesday, May 1, the Mendocino College Board of Trustees unanimously approved hiring Cary Templeton as dean of Student Services at Mendocino College.
Templeton comes from Lassen College, where he served as dean of students since 2006.
Prior to Lassen he spent 20 years at Fresno Pacific as their dean of Enrollment Services.
He received his master’s degree from Fresno Pacific in educational administration with an emphasis on learning theory. His entire career has been spent in the student services area.
“Cary believes deeply in helping students succeed in their educational endeavors, and that community colleges are a critical component in ensuring that success. We couldn’t be happier to add someone of Cary’s caliber to the Mendocino College Team,” said Superintendent/President Arturo Reyes.
Templeton attended and participated in all of the 2011 Student Success Taskforce statewide meetings.
The task force made multiple recommendations to ensure student success within the community college system.
Now the real work begins which includes implementing those recommendations at all California community colleges.
Raised in the Redding/Shasta Lake area, the new dean loves being near the water and is a boat aficionado.
When asked about Mendocino College, he enthusiastically replied, “I am excited to be at Mendocino College and have received a very warm welcome from everyone at the college.”