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July 14, 2010


Peggy Cartwright
Director of Marketing and Public Relations

For Immediate Release


(Rancho Cucamonga, CA) Chaffey College Superintendent/President Dr. Henry Shannon has announced the appointment of Ciriaco "Cid" Pinedo, formerly executive assistant to the superintendent/president at Chaffey College, as Interim Vice President, Administrative Services and External Relations, effective July 1, 2010.

As the Vice President of Administrative Services and External Relations, Pinedo will serve as the chief administrative officer for the Chino and Fontana Campuses. He will work in collaboration with the Vice President of Instruction and Student Services, Dr. Sherrie Guerrero in establishing enrollment goals and developing enrollment management strategies for both campuses.

He will also serve as the District's chief facilities officer overseeing maintenance and operations, grounds, hazardous materials, transportation, operations, and maintenance services. Pinedo will manage several district functions including: maintenance and operations, information technology, administrative services, and the district's education bond, Measure L.

The former Executive Director of the Chaffey College Foundation, Pinedo has led the Foundation's fund-raising efforts and garnered community financial support for college programs and scholarships. In his role as Interim Vice President, Pinedo will continue to oversee the Foundation and office of alumni affairs.

Pinedo's responsibilities include leading the district's legislative programs and governmental relations. He has served as the college's governmental relations representative and will continue maintaining and building relationships with local, state, and federal officials while supporting higher education and Chaffey College.

"Cid brings strong leadership and vision," stated Dr. Henry Shannon, superintendent/president. "Through his leadership, he will guide the college's administrative services and external relations in the future," added Shannon.

In conjunction with the superintendent/president, Pinedo will serve as a liaison with the Governing Board providing written and oral recommendations, preparing and presenting Board reports and attending Board meetings.

"I look forward to continuing the good work that former V.P., Steve Menzel, has accomplished at Chaffey College, and supporting the many positive changes that Dr. Shannon and the Governing Board have identified," said Pinedo.

Pinedo began his employment at Chaffey College in 2002. During his tenure, he has served as the director, foundation/alumni affairs; executive director, governmental relations/foundation; and most recently as executive assistant to the superintendent/president. Prior to his employment with Chaffey College, he was employed by the University of La Verne as the director of development, corporate, and foundation relations. Pinedo earned his bachelor's degree in philosophy and psychology from Saint John's Seminary College and is scheduled to complete his doctorate degree in organizational leadership and management in August 2010 from the University of La Verne.

Cid Pinedo
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