News - June 8, 2011

President of Canada College to retire

Thomas Mohr, the president of Canada Community College in Woodside, said he will retire at the end of June after six years of heading the two-year college's administration.

James W. Keller, the executive vice chancellor for finance and operations for San Mateo County Community College District, will stand in as interim president.

Mr. Mohr came to Canada as interim president in 2005, leaving the San Mateo Union High School District, where he was superintendent. He was named president two years later. His retirement brings to a close a public education career of more than 50 years.

During his time at Canada, the college has improved its transfer programs, including introducing an honors program — "a rigorous exploration of academic, intellectual, cultural and social issues," according to the school's website.

"My time at Canada has been absolutely wonderful," Mr. Mohr said in the announcement. "Canada is a treasure and it's been an immense privilege for me to be part of it."

Mr. Keller has 35 years of public education experience, including positions in the Palo Alto Unified School District and other Silicon Valley community college districts. He has a bachelor's degree in economics from Stanford University, a master's degree in business from Santa Clara University, and a law degree from Concord Law School, an online program of Kaplan University.


Posted by Marie Griggs, a resident of Woodside: Skywood/Skylonda
on Jun 8, 2011 at 11:15 am

Canada College, a wonderful gem and local treasure, is located in Redwood City, not Woodside. You can visit the official website here:
Web Link

Posted by poster, a resident of Menlo Park: University Heights
on Jun 8, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Most of the land and buildings of Canada College are located in incorporated Woodside. The college uses a Redwood City mailing address because it's easier for the post office in Redwood City to handle the mail volume.

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