Cuesta College names new president –

Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo has announced Dr. Jill Stearns as the college’s new superintendent/president. 

Dr. Stearns’ contract is set to officially be approved at the April 11 Board of Trustees meeting. She is then expected to start work this July.

The change in leadership comes after current Cuesta College Superintendent/President Dr. Gil Stork announced his retirement.

Dr. Stearns has served as president of Modesto Junior College since July of 2012. Under her leadership, Modesto Junior College transformed from an accreditation sanction of probation to a fully restored accreditation status. 

Dr. Jill Stearns (Photo courtesy Cuesta College)

Dr. Stearns also previously lived in San Luis Obispo, Grover Beach, Paso Robles, and Atascadero.

She is Cuesta College’s seventh superintendent/president.

For more on Dr. Stearns’ background, reaction from the Cuesta College Board of Trustees and Dr. Stearns, plus a look at the next steps in the hiring process, you can find that here online.