SFCC Governing Board Names Randy Grissom Interim President

'Grissom, who has a long and distinguished history as a faculty member and administrator at the community college, most recently served as Vice President of Academic Affairs.'

Date January 31, 2014 at 12:04 PM

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Publication SantaFe.com

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The Santa Fe Community College Governing Board voted unanimously today to promote college leader Randy Grissom to Interim President for a term of 18 months. Grissom, who has a long and distinguished history as a faculty member and administrator at the community college, most recently served as Vice President of Academic Affairs. He is 65.

Joining SFCC in its inaugural year of 1983, Randy Grissom taught classes in the Business and Occupations Division. Soon thereafter, he wrote the successful proposal to create the New Mexico Small Business Development Center, which continues to be headquartered on the college campus today.

Grissom left SFCC in 1994 to work in management positions in private industry, but returned to the college in 2003 for a year-long appointment as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President for Administrative Services. Following his time in that post, Grissom worked as a consultant to various colleges, then relocated to Hawaii, where he was Vice President of Finance for the agricultural division of the Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc.

In 2008, Grissom once again returned to his roots at the SFCC campus, this time to start green technology and workforce programs as Dean of Economic and Workforce Development/ Director of the Sustainable Technologies Center. In that position, he spearheaded the creation of the college’s biofuels program, solar technology curriculum, green building, and algae production courses.

“I am honored at the confidence placed in me by the Governing Board,” Grissom said. “As someone who has been passionate about the college from the beginning, I know the vital role the college plays in our community. The college has a bright future with outstanding faculty and staff who dedicate themselves every day to making sure our students have the best opportunity possible to fulfill their potential. I look forward to putting all of my energy to work in order to support that effort.”

Grissom holds bachelor and master’s degrees in Business from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. He is married to Frank Renz, a consultant to community colleges. 

From a media release...

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