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Book SynopsisHarvest from the Vineyard: Lessons Learned from the Vineyard Symposiums is an outgrowth of an annual California community college leadership symposium designed to address issues faced by a select group of experienced community college chief executive officers. The book's authors, current facilitators of the symposium share and respond to recurring challenges submitted by participants through the years. Advice is provided as to possible responses to the variety of issues needing resolution. Although some of the responses are California-centric, the majority are universal and useful to administrators at any level and in any state.
About the AuthorRocky Young culminated 37 years in higher education by serving as chancellor of the Los Angeles Community College District. In his retirement, he has provided presentations and consulting services throughout the United States. Before becoming chancellor, Rocky was president of Pierce College (California). Under his leadership, the college made a complete turnaround that the Los Angeles Times called "The Miracle on Winnetka." Prior to coming to pierce College, Rocky Young served in a variety of faculty and administrative positions at Santa Monica College. Helen Benjamin has worked in the Contra Costa Community College District for over 25 years. For the last 11 years, she has served as chancellor of the district. Prior to becoming chancellor of the district, she held progressively responsible positions, including vice chancellor of educational programs for the district and president of Contra Costa College. Dr. Benjamin began her career in Dallas, TX where she served as a high school English teacher, an assistant professor at Bishop College, and a division chair at Cedar Valley College.