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Board Approves Four Year Contract for Superintendent/President

Unanimous Vote of Confidence for David Wain Coon, Ed.D.

KENTFIELD, CA—May 28, 2014—At the May 2014 regular monthly meeting of the College of Marin Board of Trustees the board voted to ratify Superintendent/President David Wain Coon, Ed.D.’s employment contract for four years—the maximum allowed by California state law.

Board of Trustees President Stephanie O’Brien read a statement prepared by the full board stating the many reasons that trustees enthusiastically ratified Coon’s contract.

“David has moved this institution forward in so many positive ways,” O’Brien said. “He has changed the reality of the College, and raised the bar for College of Marin. He is an executive who is empathetic as well as visionary. He has demonstrated exemplary leadership skills. He is always looking for a win-win. He is a talented communicator. He has exceeded all the board's expectations, and we strongly believe that this new contract is commensurate with his responsibilities.”

Among the many milestones that Coon has achieved since arriving at College of Marin in fall 2010 is successfully addressing the District’s accreditation issues. He also has overseen the hiring of over 40 new full-time faculty at the College and credits his success in part to his excellent team and support of Trustees.

“I am very honored by the Board’s action and am looking forward to working together with our esteemed faculty, staff and students to further advance the mission of the College,” said Coon. “I see great things on our horizon.”

Coon is highly regarded by the community.

Marin County Office of Education Superintendent Mary Jane Burke expressed her appreciation of Coon’s ability to work with an extended community of local educators. “David Wain Coon’s tenure as the Superintendent/President of the Marin Community College District has been one of collaboration and bridge-building, along with a strong emphasis on maintaining and further developing the great resource the College of Marin is for our entire community,” said Burke.  “He has reached out to our high schools in unprecedented ways ensuring opportunities for all students to enjoy the dream of post-secondary education.  He is a knowledgeable and enthusiastic champion of community colleges and we are fortunate to have him in our community.”

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