A Santa Cruz County community college president has been appointed as the new chancellor of the Los Rios Community College District.
District trustees chose Brian King, president of Cabrillo College in Aptos, to lead the four-college Los Rios district. He will assume his new duties Feb. 1.
King has led Cabrillo College since 2004. Before that he served various positions at Ozarks Technical Community College in Springfield, Mo.
King led Cabrillo through two successful local bond campaigns, raised more than $20 million in private donations through a college foundation and implemented "student-success measures," according a Los Rios press release.