SAN JOSE -- An experienced administrator from Long Beach has been named interim president of San Jose City College.
Byron Clift Breland will take his post on June 24, replacing Barbara Kavalier, who has taken a position at a college in her home state of Texas, according to the announcement Monday from the San Jose-Evergreen Community College District.
Clift Breland most recently led the Pacific Coast Campus of the Long Beach Community College District; he has also held posts at the University of Maryland at College Park, USC, UC Irvine and Santa Ana College, according to the announcement.
"His passion, breadth and depth of knowledge and experience in serving community college students will bring great results for the SJCC community," said Rita Cepeda, chancellor of the community college district.
The search for a permanent leader has begun.