Traditionally divided trustees for the South Orange County Community College District have unanimously appointed a new president for Saddleback College.
Dixie Bullock, serving since February as acting vice president of instruction, received a two-year contract under trustee action Monday.
Bullock, a 61-year-old San Juan Capistrano resident, said her first job will be to find a successor for her former office.
This decision comes months after the loss of former president Ned Doffoney. The district recently has been unable to retain college administrators.
The trustees also unanimously appointed a new chancellor earlier this month, Dr. Cedric Sampson, after a four-month nationwide search that turned up only six candidates.