Meet the President
Kevin G. Walthers, Ph.D.
Kevin G. Walthers officially began his tenure as Allan Hancock College's superintendent/president
on July 8, 2013. He was selected for the position by the college's board of trustees
in May. Dr. Walthers previously served as president of Las Positas College, in Livermore,
Prior to his position at Las Positas, Dr. Walthers served in executive roles with
the Utah State Board of Regents and the College of Eastern Utah. More recently, he
held a joint position with the West Virginia Community and Technical College System
and the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. As the Vice Chancellor for
Administration in West Virginia, Dr. Walthers provided oversight of WVNET, the state’s
central network service and Internet provider for colleges and universities.
Dr. Walthers began his career as an educator by teaching high school in north Texas.
He has taught at all levels of higher education and continues to lecture on leadership,
management, and social justice issues.
Dr. Walthers attended Eastfield Community College in Mesquite, TX, holds a BS from
the University of Texas at Austin, a Master’s of Educational Administration from Texas
A&M University - Commerce, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy from the
University of Utah.
President’s Office Staff
Ms. Carmen S. Camacho
Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent/President and Board of Trustees
(805) 922-6966, ext. 3245
Ms. Melinda Martinez
Executive Secretary to the Superintendent/President
(805) 922-6966, ext. 3454
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