Sequoia Union High School District's communications specialist, Ana Maria Pulido, has taken a similar role in the county's community college district.
Pulido, an elected member of the Ravenswood City School District board, became San Mateo County Community College District's director of public affairs on Monday (Nov. 1), she said in an email. The hire comes as the community awaits a decision on the alleged financial improprieties of its former chancellor emeritus Ron Galatolo, who was fired from his post amid a criminal investigation by District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.
A decision on Galatolo's case was expected at the end of October, the San Mateo Daily Journal reported.
SMCCCD's last public relations head Richard Rojo was placed on administrative leave last May after he was arrested on suspicion of sex with minors. The district terminated Rojo's employment on June 23, according to the district.
The Sequoia district hired Pulido in 2018. Her last day with the district was Friday, Oct. 29.
Last week, the Sequoia district's governing board approved the job description for the job posting for Pulido's replacement. They also decided to change the job title from communications specialist to public information officer to "better represent and focus on the true nature of the work."
The new public information officer will make between $132,415 and $152,756 or more annually, according to an EdJoin listing. Applications are due on Dec 8. Interviews are planned for Dec. 14-15. Leadership Associates is leading the search.