Dr. Arturo Reyes was selected as the 10th President of the Río Hondo Community College District by the Board of Trustees, effective July 11, 2019. He brings over thirty-three years of experience as a member of the classified staff, faculty, and administration in California’s public education system. Dr. Reyes’ proven leadership strengths include respecting governance processes, supporting professional development, improving student outcomes, advancing equity initiatives, and aligning institutional practices to ensure success among historically disproportionately impacted student groups.
Prior to Mendocino College, where Dr. Reyes served as Superintendent/President since 2013, he served as the Executive Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at the Solano Community College District, Interim President and Vice President of Academic Affairs at San José City College, and Dean at the California Community College Chancellor’s Office in Sacramento, where he held a leadership role in both Academic Affairs and Workforce Preparation/Economic Development. Dr. Reyes was a full-time tenure-track Spanish professor and soccer coach at Cosumnes River College before serving as the college’s Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences for seven years.
He holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of California, Davis having earned his Master of Arts degree in Education and Administrative Services credential at California State University, Sacramento where he participated in the Bilingual Leadership Training Program, and received dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Communication Studies and Spanish. He also holds a secondary teaching credential from the University of California, Davis.
Dr. Reyes is a lifelong California resident. He and his wife Lidia have been married for thirty-three years. They have two sons who attended community college while pursuing advanced degrees.
Dr. Arturo Reyes