Office of the President
William C. (Bill) Farmer Jr., Acting President/Superintendent
Mr. William C. (Bill) Farmer, Jr. was appointed Acting President/Superintendent of the Cerritos Community College District last week by the Cerritos College Board of Trustees. His appointment will begin on Monday, July 21. Mr. Farmer is currently serving as the Vice President of Academic Affairs/Assistant Superintendent.
"I thank the Board of Trustees for their confidence in appointing me as Acting President/Superintendent," said Farmer during the board meeting. "Working with the extremely talented staff members here at Cerritos, I believe we can move the campus forward during this interim period. I commit to working very hard to make sure that happens."
Farmer, a veteran administrator with extensive classroom teaching experience, has served as vice president of Academic Affairs at Cerritos College for three years. Before joining Cerritos College, Farmer served Los Angeles Mission College as vice president of Academic Affairs for four years.
Prior to his tenure at Mission College, Farmer worked at Pasadena City College for 20 years. He was a full-time English professor for 12 years and then served successively as dean of English and Foreign Languages, associate dean of Instruction, and dean of Institutional Planning and Research for eight years while continuing to teach part-time.
Farmer earned a bachelor’s degree at Georgetown College in Kentucky with double majors in speech communication and political science and a master’s degree from Bradley University in speech and theatre. He also did additional graduate work at Northwestern University in the school of speech. He has served on the executive boards of the California Community College Chief Instructional Officers (CCCCIO) and the English Council of California Two-Year Colleges (ECCTYC).
The Board will now begin the process of securing the services of an interim president to serve the College District while the process to select a new, permanent president/superintendent is begun. The search for a new president can take as long as a year.