President Tod A. Burnett announces retirement from Saddleback

Christine Hernandez, Lucy Hendrix, Diane Harkey, President Tod A. Burnett, William Vassetizedah celebrated a successful workshop. (Matthew Kirkland/ Lariat)

Christine Hernandez, Lucy Hendrix, Diane Harkey, President Tod A. Burnett, William Vassetizedah celebrate a successful workshop. (Matthew Kirkland/ Lariat)

After nine years with Saddleback College, president Tod A. Burnett announced his plan to retire in the summer of 2017.

Burnett has served as president since 2008. The college’s official press release states that he was at at the forefront for Saddleback College in bringing academic programs, grant development, leadership, renovations and community partnerships to the campus.

In the press release, Associated Student Government President Lucky Hendrix said, “His leadership and care for our community has allowed for the growth of  many of our campus’ services, including the student life and VETS program.”

“My vision for this coming year is consistent with my ongoing vision for Saddleback: to create a model community college for student success. I am confident that our students, faculty, staff, management, and community will continue our highly effective teamwork, collaboration, and partnership, and this will be Saddleback’s best year ever,” said Burnett in the announcement.

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