Meet the President

Kevin G. Walthers, Ph.D.

Dr WalthersKevin 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, California.

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.

Allan Hancock College Commencement Address, May 23, 2014 PDF

President’s Office Staff

Ms. Carmen S. Camacho
Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent/President and Board of Trustees
(805) 922-6966, ext.  3245
ccamacho@hancockcollege.edu

Ms. Melinda Martinez
Executive Secretary to the Superintendent/President
(805)  922-6966, ext. 3454
melinda.martinez1@hancockcollege.edu

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ESL Spotlight

Maria Ayala
ESL Student

"Deciding to go back to school to learn English and obtain my GED has been one of the most important decisions I ever made. My credit ESL instructors guided and helped me to adjust to my new life as a student. They understood me as a student and as a person. Being a full-time worker, a full-time student, and a mother of three was not easy, but my instructors encouraged me to keep going. They spent time with me revising my writing and giving me feedback to improve my English, even after class time. They made me feel welcome and proud of being a student later in life. Now, I am a Hancock graduate with three AAs and am currently attending Cal Poly. I'm here because my instructors encouraged me to never give up. My ESL instructors believed in me even before I started believing in myself. It has been a long and not so easy road but I now know that I can reach all my goals."
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