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Santa Monica College President to retire by June

Tsang, a Stanford University graduate, was hired as SMC president in December 2005. (Thinkstock)
Tsang, a Stanford University graduate, was hired as SMC president in December 2005. (Thinkstock)

Santa Monica College President Chui L. Tsang will retire by the end of June, the school announced today.

Tsang announced his intentions in an email sent late Tuesday to the college’s 1,939 employees.

“I retire comforted in the knowledge that the college will remain in the care of an unrivaled faculty and staff who stand poised to lift this college and its students to ever greater levels of success,” Tsang wrote in the email. “Santa Monica College will continue to lead the way as the standard- bearer for community college education, and a model for the increasingly important role that community colleges must play in California’s system of public higher education.”

Tsang, a Stanford University graduate, was hired as SMC president in December 2005. The college has about 33,000 students and 1,400 professors, and has had the most students transfer to University of California schools for 24 consecutive years.

“Santa Monica College now stands poised to achieve the next level of development as one of the great public educational institutions of California,” Tsang wrote.

 

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