Randy Grissom, President
Randy W. Grissom was named President of Santa Fe Community College by the Governing Board on Sept. 16, 2014. Joining SFCC in its inaugural year of 1983, Randy Grissom taught classes in the Business and Occupations Division. Soon thereafter, he wrote the successful proposal to create the New Mexico Small Business Development Center, which continues to be headquartered on the college campus today.
Grissom left SFCC in 1994 to work in management positions in private industry, but returned to the college in 2003 for a year-long appointment as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President for Administrative Services. Following his time in that post, Grissom worked as a consultant to various colleges, then relocated to Hawaii, where was Vice President of Finance for the agricultural division of the Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc.
In 2008, Grissom once again returned to his roots at SFCC campus, this time to start green technology and workforce programs as Dean of Economic and Workforce Development/Director of the Sustainable Technologies Center. In that position, he spearheaded the creation of the college’s biofuels program, solar technology curriculum, green building, and algae production courses.
In 2013, Grissom was named Vice President for Academic Affairs. He was appointed Interim President on January 28, 2014, for a term of 18 months. His academic background includes bachelor and master’s degrees in Business from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.
Past presidents of Santa Fe Community College:
Dr. Ana “Cha” Guzmán served from September 2012-November 2013.
Dr. Sheila Ortego served from October 2006-August 2012.
James McLaughlin served from July 2002-October 2006.
Frank Vivelo served from February 2001-March 2002.
John Pacheco served from May 1998-February 2001
Leonardo De la Garza served from March 1994-April 1997
Dr. William C. Witter was appointed SFCC's first president and served from April 1983-August 1993.
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