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June 25, 2002 | MARGARET TALEV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Barraged by protests over excessive spending by Ventura County Community College Chancellor Philip Westin, the president of the college board on Monday ordered a 90-day freeze on all travel expenses and a study of other college districts' spending policies.
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December 28, 1998 | JENNIFER HAMM, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Almost since the day he moved into his office three years ago, community college Chancellor Philip Westin has been under attack. Teachers, especially, have made an issue of Westin's salary. It was a constant theme during recent contract negotiations. Westin is overpaid, teachers' union officials argued, while they are just trying to get their fair share.
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January 3, 1996 | KELLY DAVID, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Half an hour into his tenure as the new chancellor of the Ventura County Community College District, Philip Westin caught his colleagues by surprise Tuesday. In an office tour that included the workers who keep the district's computer and telecommunications system running, the self-proclaimed computer nerd wowed the program analysts with his knowledge of telecommunications connectors, transmitters and bytes.
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November 12, 1995 | KELLY DAVID, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Ventura County Community College District officials chose Thomas Lakin as their leader four years ago, his charge was to regain fiscal control of a district wracked by financial crisis and personal scandal. His replacement, Golden West College President Philip Westin, is inheriting a system in far better financial shape.
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November 8, 1995 | MARTIN MILLER
After two years as president of Golden West College, Philip Westin) is leaving to become chancellor of the Ventura County Community College District early next year. Westin, 50, will assume leadership of the Ventura college district, which has more than double the number of students Golden West has, on Jan. 2. "This is the fruition of all that I have worked for," Westin said Tuesday.
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November 7, 1995 | KELLY DAVID, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After operating for nearly a year with an interim chancellor, the Ventura County Community College District selected a new leader Monday night, lifting the uncertainty that has blanketed the district since its chancellor died last November. Philip Westin, president of Golden West Community College, accepted the $125,000-a-year chancellor's post during a special board meeting.
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November 3, 1995 | JEFF McDONALD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Nearly a year after the death of Thomas G. Lakin, trustees of the Ventura County Community College District appear to have settled on a permanent replacement. Two of five trustees said Thursday that they would support hiring Golden West College President Philip Westin when the board meets in special session Monday night. A third trustee voiced support for Westin, but declined to disclose his vote. Board President Timothy D.
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October 25, 1995 | KELLY DAVID, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Golden West College President Philip Westin said Tuesday he would not hesitate to leave the school for the Ventura County Community College District, where he is a front-runner for the chancellor's post. "I would absolutely" accept the job, Westin said in an interview Tuesday. "The decision to apply was not lightly reached by me or my wife."
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October 20, 1995 | KELLY DAVID, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Officials from the Ventura Community College District today are scheduled to visit Golden West College in Huntington Beach, where President Philip Westin appears to have pulled ahead in a three-way race to fill the district's vacant chancellor's position. In the only campus visit planned so far, a committee of district officials plans to meet throughout the day with Westin's colleagues.
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June 27, 1993 | BILL BILLITER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Music is wonderfully complicated, and so is the management of a community college, says Philip Westin. And Westin, 48, enjoys both: being a music conductor and the president-designate of Golden West College here. "There are many parallels between being a conductor and being a college president," he said. "For instance, if you have a good soloist, you get out of the way, much the same as you do with a gifted faculty member."
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