Coast Community College District Chancellor Ding-Jo Currie has announced that she will retire at the end of the school year. Currie announced in a letter to faculty, staff and the Board of Trustees last week that she will retire June 30 to spend more time with family and friends.
"It is with much agonizing and heartfelt reflection that I have come to a decision regarding my search for the next chapter of a purposeful life," Currie wrote.
Currie took the helm of the district — which oversees Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, Golden West College in Huntington Beach and Coastline Community College in Fountain Valley — last November after serving as interim chancellor since January 2009. She took over after former Chancellor Ken Yglesias went on administrative leave and then resigned in March 2009.
In an interview Wednesday, Currie said she will integrate more of her personal life by helping with her husband's business and spending time with her 87-year-old mother.