IMPERIAL, Calif. - Superintendent and President of Imperial Valley College (IVC) Victor M. Jaime is set the retire at the end of the academic year.
Jaime, the eighth superintendent/president at IVC, submitted his retirement letter to the board on Nov. 15th.
The trustees are expected to take action at their Dec. 13th meeting.
“This wonderful institution of Imperial Valley College has served as my home away from home for over forty years, thirty-eight of those years as an employee,” Jaime said in his letter, adding that it was a “bittersweet” moment for him.
“After serving in this capacity for a total of seven years, I believe it is the right time for me to leave the College,” he told the board in his letter. “I feel that I leave the College in the best position it has been in its over 50-year history and that it is now prepared and ready for its future journey with a new CEO at the helm.”
Jaime, an Imperial Valley native, requested for his resignation date of June 30th with a July 1st effective retirement date.
Jaime began his career at IVC in the fall of 1980 when he was hired as a counselor for the talent search program. He was named project director of talent search from 1981 to 1985, served as dean of financial aid and state programs from 1985 to 1999 and then was named Vice President for Student Services.
He also serves on the board of directors of the First Imperial Credit Union. Professionally, Jaime has been a member of numerous state, regional and national associations in the area of student services, as well as the San Diego and Imperial County Community College Association, where he was president during the 2015-16 academic year.
He is also one of the primary architects in the development of the Imperial Valley University Partnership with San Diego State University and the Imperial County Office of Education.
Under his presidency, the college has also fostered partnerships with several other major colleges and universities, allowing local students to complete their bachelor’s degree in the Valley.