LIVERMORE -- Chabot-Las Positas Community College District trustees have offered the job of Las Positas College president to Dr. Barry A. Russell, the district announced Thursday.

Russell is currently vice chancellor of academic affairs in the office of the chancellor of tCalifornia Community Colleges in Sacramento. Previously, Russell served as vice president of instruction at College of the Siskiyous in Weed, and as dean of fine arts and communication at both Cerritos and Southwestern colleges in Southern California. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1991.

If he accepts the offer, Russell would replace Dr. Kevin Walters, becoming the community college's sixth president.

The decision, reached at the board's meeting on Tuesday, comes at the recommendation of district chancellor Dr. Jannett Jackson. Details of the contract are still being worked out. The board is scheduled to bring up the matter for final approval at its Nov. 19 meeting.