Outgoing Interim Superintendent Raúl Rodríguez is ending his contract early to go to another job.

Tonight, Jan. 11, the board is set to add another new appointment to the revolving door of Hartnell College leadership: They will consider a six-month appointment to the position of interim superintendent/president from Jan. 17 through June 30. 

The contract on tonight's agenda is with Steven Crow, who for a year has served as Hartnell's vice president for administrative services. Crow has worked in college administration for 26 years, including as vice president of administrative services at Monterey Peninsula College from 2015-17. 

Hartnell's current interim superintendent/president, Raúl Rodríguez, is cutting his contract short to go to a new job as interim chancellor of San Jose-Evergreen Community College District in San Jose. He was set to stay at Hartnell through June 2022, but his last day will be Jan. 14. 

Rodríguez was hired as interim at Hartnell last year after the abrupt exit of former superintendent/president Patricia Hsieh, who served in the role for less than one year. 

Sara Rubin loves long public meetings, red pens and reading (on newsprint). She has been editor of the Monterey County Weekly since 2016, and has been on staff since 2010.

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