CHULA VISTA, Calif. -- Southwestern College has a new president.
Tim Flood is the South Bay school’s acting president and superintendent until the Board of Trustees selects an interim president. The interim president will serve until a permanent successor is selected.
“I’m here to help the district,” said Flood on his first full day as the acting president.
Flood took over after Dr. Melinda Nish resigned at the end of June. The committee responsible for accrediting community colleges sanctioned the school. The administration was also faced with racial tensions stemming from one of their committees.
“Being a president is a very hard job, but it’s also a very rewarding job,” said Flood, who added he does not want the permanent job.
“I’m happy to help the college and the district move forward,” he said.
Flood is usually the Vice President of Business and Financial Affairs.
“It’s where I’m comfortable and where I’m used to. I’m happy to help,” he insisted.
“The school needs somebody that’s got vision, that’s got the ability to lead, the ability to encourage and motivate people.”