Kirk Avery, superintendent-president of the Palo Verde Community College District in Blythe, will be recommended tonight as new president of Cypress College, authorities said Monday.
The recommendation, to be made by Chancellor James Kellerman, is expected to be voted on tonight by the seven-member board of trustees of the North Orange County Community College District. That district governs both Cypress and Fullerton community colleges.
If Avery is approved, he would fill the vacancy created when former Cypress College President Jack Scott resigned in June to become the superintendent-president of Pasadena City College.
Avery is being recommended after a national search, which narrowed down to three finalists in recent weeks, according to Donna Hatchett, director of communication for the district. Hatchett confirmed Avery's identity after word that he would be recommended leaked out on the Cypress campus.