President's Search

Superintendent/President Finalists Announced

Palo Verde College hosting open forums to introduce Superintendent/President finalists

The search for a new Superintendent/President of Palo Verde College has been narrowed to three finalists, and the campus community as well as the public will have an opportunity on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, to hear from the candidates during open forums.

Each candidate will be featured between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. in room CL 101 at the Blythe campus.  The forums will stream live below.

The forums are one of the final steps in a lengthy selection process in which candidates can share their visions for the college. Each candidate will be featured for 45 minutes, where brief introductions will be given, presentations made, followed by moderated question-and-answer sessions.

Final candidates who will participate include:

  • Marlon Hall, Ph.D. - Acting Vice President of Student Services, Laney College
  • Bruce Moses, Ph.D. - President, Allen Community College
  • Wei Zhou, Ph.D. - Interim Assistant Superintendent/Vice President Academic Affairs, Cerritos College

Wei Zhou will appear first in the forum, followed by Marlon Hall and Bruce Moses.

Marlon HallDr. Marlon Hall

Dr. Marlon Hall is currently serving as the Acting Vice President of Student Services at Laney College in Oakland, California. Prior to his time at Laney, Dr. Hall served as Interim President at Fresno City College in the Spring of 2022, and as Superintendent/President at Lassen Community College in Susanville, California for seven and a half years.

A native of Chicago, Dr. Hall is a graduate of Hales Franciscan High School, West Coast Christian College, California State University-Fresno, Fresno Pacific University, and the Fielding Graduate University of Santa Barbara. He has earned six college degrees: an associate degree, two bachelor's degrees, two master's degrees, and a doctorate degree.

As an educator, Dr. Hall has served as a middle school teacher and high school English teacher, varsity basketball coach, community college English Faculty, Instructional Dean, and Chief Student Services Officer.


Bruce MosesDr. Bruce Moses

Dr. Bruce Moses brings over 30 years of experience in higher education administration to his role as President of Allen Community College in Iola, Kansas. Previously, he served as Vice Chancellor of Educational Services and Institutional Integrity at Pima County Community College District in Tucson, AZ, from March 2015 to June 2022. Since 2006, Dr. Moses has contributed as a Peer Reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission and is an alum of the League of Innovation's Executive Leadership Institute, graduating in 2017. He holds a doctorate in Community College Leadership from Ferris State University and a master’s degree in educational leadership in higher education from Eastern Michigan University.

Dr. Moses is recognized for his forward-thinking leadership, strategic acumen, and adept relationship-building skills. He possesses a proven record of revitalizing organizational culture to foster continuous quality improvement and collaboration among stakeholders. His commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access is evident in his endeavors to broaden access to higher education for a diverse student body.


Wei ZhouDr. Wei Zhou

Dr. Zhou is a proud University of California, Davis, Center for Community College Leadership and Research Wheelhouse Fellow and California Community College Inaugural CEO Leadership Academy graduate.

Dr. Zhou holds a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in education, and has extensive California community college administrative experience. His positions include Dean of Math, Science and Engineering at Evergreen Valley College, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Copper Mountain College, Vice President of Instruction and President at Cuyamaca College, President of Crafton Hills College, and Assistant Superintendent/Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs at Cerritos College.

Dr. Zhou is dedicated to college access, success, equity, social justice, employee and organizational development, and community engagement. He fosters an equity-minded, global vision in a learning-centered, data-informed environment. Dr. Zhou believes in a broad-based participatory and consultative culture, integrated within an instructional, student, technology, and administrative support services environment. Moreover, Dr. Zhou has led statewide teams to help California community colleges with accreditation, integrated planning, enrollment management, staff and organizational development, instructional and student support program development, implementation of the Guided Pathways framework, and distance education.