President of Canada College to retireThomas Mohr, the president of Canada Community College in Woodside, said he will retire at the end of June after six years of heading the two-year college's administration.
James W. Keller, the executive vice chancellor for finance and operations for San Mateo County Community College District, will stand in as interim president.
Mr. Mohr came to Canada as interim president in 2005, leaving the San Mateo Union High School District, where he was superintendent. He was named president two years later. His retirement brings to a close a public education career of more than 50 years.
During his time at Canada, the college has improved its transfer programs, including introducing an honors program — "a rigorous exploration of academic, intellectual, cultural and social issues," according to the school's website.
"My time at Canada has been absolutely wonderful," Mr. Mohr said in the announcement. "Canada is a treasure and it's been an immense privilege for me to be part of it."
Mr. Keller has 35 years of public education experience, including positions in the Palo Alto Unified School District and other Silicon Valley community college districts. He has a bachelor's degree in economics from Stanford University, a master's degree in business from Santa Clara University, and a law degree from Concord Law School, an online program of Kaplan University.