Cerritos College names new Vice President of Human Resources
Dr. Mary Anne Gularte begins her post on July 1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 11, 2012
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NORWALK, Calif. - April 11, 2012 - Dr. Mary Anne Gularte has been selected as Vice President/Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources at Cerritos College. The Cerritos College Board of Trustees approved her contract at its regular meeting on March 7. Interim Vice President Victor Collins will finish his contract at the end of June.
Beginning July 1 Dr. Gularte will oversee the Human Resources Office and all of human resources and employee relations programs at Cerritos College.
"I am deeply honored and extremely excited to be given the opportunity to join the Cerritos College community," said Dr. Gularte. "With the College's rich history and through Dr. Lacy's leadership, I am eager to work with faculty, staff, student leaders, and fellow administrators to help Cerritos College maintain its tradition of excellence in providing equitable and high-quality programs in support of our students and their success. I look forward to getting to know my new colleagues and furthering the mission and vision of the College."
Dr. Gularte, who most recently served as Vice Chancellor of Human Resources Services and Organizational Development at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District, brings many years of experience in administration to her new post.
At Chabot-Las Positas, Dr. Gularte provided leadership and direction for the Office of Human Resource Services and was responsible for the development, organization, and implementation of an effective and integrated human resource system.
Dr. Gularte's career spans more than 30 years in higher education. Prior to Chabot, she has held senior-level human resources administrative positions at Oklahoma State University and the University of Florida.
She holds a doctorate in human resource development and adult education and a master's in occupational and adult education, both from Oklahoma State University, and a bachelor's degree in experimental psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
"Mary Anne brings a wealth of human resource management knowledge, leadership, and expertise to Cerritos College. We are delighted to have her join the Cerritos College family and know she will make a difference here," said Cerritos College President/Superintendent Dr. Linda Lacy.
Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college's district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Annually, more than 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies, and enrollment currently averages 23,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at http://www.cerritos.edu/.