Los Angeles Times Daily Pilot – “Randall has been selected as Golden West College president by the Coast Community College District Board of Trustees,” reports Matt Szabo. The Amherst alumna had served as interim president of the Huntington Beach, Calif., community college since April 2023.
“Randall has nearly 30 years of experience in higher education, including 17 years as a chief instruction officer in the California Community College system,” the article continues. She arrived at Golden West as a vice president of instruction in July 2020 and was appointed interim president after the resignation of President Tim McGrath.
“The interim period, from my perspective, was taking care of some long-standing issues and getting things on track,” Randall is quoted as saying. “Now, it’s a new era. It’s an opportunity for the college to really make connections with the community that we haven’t had, and move forward on several projects that we’ve been talking about.” Those projects include, among others, expansion of the school’s health care program and free noncredit programs for community members.
Randall majored in English at Amherst and went on to earn a master’s degree from Cornell University and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.