The Delta College Board of Trustees has approved a contract with Dr. Lisa Aguilera Lawrenson, officially appointing the longtime educator to be Delta’s 12th superintendent/president.
Dr. Aguilera Lawrenson had been serving as acting president for the past nine months. In May, the Board selected her for the permanent post, at which point contract negotiations began.
The new three-year contract was approved this past week.
“I want to thank the Board of Trustees for this opportunity,” said Dr. Aguilera Lawrenson, a former English professor with nearly three decades of community college experience, and the first woman of color to serve as permanent president at Delta College. “I’m honored and humbled at the responsibility that has been given me, a responsibility that I take very seriously. I really am excited to see where we’re going to take Delta College together.”
Dr. Aguilera Lawrenson has served in a variety of roles at the community college level, including as a professor, instructional dean, vice president of instruction, and vice president of student services. She earned her Ph.D. in education with an emphasis in community college leadership from Oregon State University, and is proud that both of her parents and both of her children attended community college.
“I want to congratulate Dr. Aguilera Lawrenson on becoming Delta’s permanent superintendent/president. We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship,” said Board of Trustees President Dr. Charles Jennings.
Among other terms of the contract, Dr. Aguilera Lawrenson will earn an annual salary of $277,000. Her annual salary will be increased by 3 percent on July 1, 2023 and an additional 3 percent on July 1, 2024, with additional increases in future years if the contract is extended past the first three years.
Delta College is a top destination for students in the San Joaquin Valley and Mother Lode wishing to learn a new trade, upgrade their skills, or earn transfer units to four-year colleges and universities. Established in 1963, the College serves over 26,000 students at its campuses in Stockton and Mountain House, as well as online and at satellite facilities across the region. For more information, visit www.deltacollege.edu.