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Interim President Cynthia E. Azari

Dr. Cynthia E. Azari, Interim President

The Board of Trustees of the State Center Community College District named Dr. Cynthia E. Azari to the position of interim president of Fresno City College at its May 5, 2015, meeting.  Dr. Azari will fill a vacancy left by President Tony Cantu, who suddenly passed away in April.

Dr. Azari most recently served as the interim chancellor at Riverside Community College District. Prior to that interim assignment, Dr. Azari served as the president of Riverside City College. Dr. Azari formerly served as the president of Fresno City College for two and one-half years and as vice chancellor of Workforce Development and Educational Services at SCCCD.  Previous to that, she served as president of Butler County Community College in Butler, Pennsylvania and held positions as V.P. of Instruction and Associate Dean of Business & Technology at Olympic College in Bremerton, Washington. 

State Center Community College District Interim Chancellor Dr. Bill F. Stewart said, “Dr. Azari has a wealth of experience, and I am looking forward to working with her. She was highly successful as president of Fresno City College, and she enjoys tremendous support on the campus and in the district. We are very fortunate to have someone with her expertise and her knowledge of Fresno City College join us as interim president.”

Dr. Azari received her bachelor of arts degree from Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas. She received her master of science degree in industrial relations and her master of arts degree in educational administration from West Virginia University. She earned her Ph.D. in educational leadership from Seattle University. 

    Cynthia Azari

Dr. Cynthia Azari
Interim President
Fresno City College

Last updated: 6/30/2015 2:57:15 PM