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LACC Interim President Mary Gallagher

Dr. Mary Gallagher Named Interim President of Los Angeles City College

Originally Published: 1/11/2018

Dr. Mary Gallagher has been appointed the new interim president for Los Angeles City College (LACC). Dr. Gallagher, who served as the Vice President of Administrative Services at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College (LATTC), assumed her new role effective January 2, 2018. Her appointment comes on the heels of Reneé D. Martinez’s retirement as LACC president in December 2017.

“We are extremely fortunate to have someone of Dr. Gallagher’s caliber to serve as interim president of LACC while we conduct a search for the next permanent president,” said Los Angeles Community College District Chancellor Francisco C. Rodriguez.

In addition to her role as Vice President of Administrative Services at LATTC, Dr. Gallagher served as Acting President of the college for eight months. While at LATTC, she planned and implemented a $17 million project to completely overhaul and upgrade campus technology, provided leadership in transforming LATTC from individual instructional departments to inclusive pathways, initiated student assistance programs including a pop-up food bank and discounted public transportation passes and helped organize LATTC’s 90th anniversary celebration.

Prior to her position at LATTC, Dr. Gallagher served as Vice President of Administrative Services at Los Angeles Southwest College.

Dr. Gallagher received her Doctor of Philosophy in education from Claremont Graduate University. She earned her Master of Business Administration degree from Pepperdine University and her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

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