North Hennepin Community College Names New President
North Hennepin Community College has named a new president, the board of trustees for the Minnesota State system announced Wednesday. Rolando García, the current president of Broward College’s south campus in Florida, will become the new leader. The appointment will become effective July 1, 2020.
“Dr. García has the academic credentials, experience, and the leadership traits needed to take North Hennepin to the next level,” said Devinder Malhotra, chancellor of Minnesota State in a statement released to CCX News.
García is described as a compassionate leader with an accomplished record of promoting diversity and championing underserved students. He previously served on the faculty of Broward College and Miami Dade College teaching courses in information technology, educational technology and management information systems.
García will succeed Jeff Williamson, who has served as interim president since 2019 when Barbara McDonald, the previous president of North Hennepin Community College, was named to serve as president of The College of St. Scholastica.
North Hennepin is one of the largest and most diverse community colleges in Minnesota. The Brooklyn Park school offers more than 70 academic programs to nearly 10,000 students.