Peralta Community College District Chancellor Jowel C. Laguerre, Ph.D., has selected Dr. Audre Levy as the new Laney College Interim President. She will assume leadership on Monday, Jan. 9. Dr. Laguerre has been serving as Laney’s Acting President since Dr. Patricia Stanley concluded her assignment as Laney’s interim president on Dec. 31, 2016.
“I’m looking forward to working at Laney,” Dr. Levy stated. “Being in the heart of Oakland, the college plays a vital role in the region and it’s my commitment to see that it continues to do so.”
A Michigan native, Dr. Levy comes to Laney with five advanced university degrees and decades of experience in higher education. She’s held positions of leadership in California at the Los Angeles Community College District, including serving as president at Glendale Community College. She was also a leader at the Dallas Community Colleges in Texas, and in Florida, at Edison Community College.
Dr. Levy comes out retirement from her most recent role as president of Lone Star College-CyFair in Cypress, Texas where she spent six and half years.
Dr. Audre Levy will serve as Interim President until the search for the new president is concluded.
You can read Dr. Levy’s bio here: http://www.laney.edu/wp/files/2017/01/Bio-Dr-Levy.pdf