Pamila Fisher, a Montana education consultant and former leader of the Yosemite Community College District, will step in Wednesday as interim chancellor at City College of San Francisco.
The college trustees chose Fisher just two weeks after Chancellor Don Griffin announced April 10 that a brain tumor would force him to retire immediately. He is to have the tumor removed Wednesday at UCSF.
Griffin had planned to retire next fall after helping the college of 90,000 students slash $26 million from its $400 million budget - a worst-case scenario that would hit if voters rejected tax measures likely to be on the statewide ballot in November. If the measures were approved, City College officials say they would still cut $14 million.
Now, the budget cutting will be Fisher's job.