New president for police school

Linda Vaughn

After an extensive national search, the Board of Directors for South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium appointed Linda Vaughn to the position of President/CEO at their Sept. 21 meeting, according to a Sept. 21 announcement.
“Ms. Vaughn has the full confidence of the staff and the Board to work with the member colleges in the Consortium, the California Community College Chancellor’s Office, and regional public safety agencies to advance public safety training in our communities,” said Board President Walter Tribley, who is Monterey Peninsula College’s President.
Vaughn will also be titled as the Chief Executive Officer at South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium, an organization which provides public safety education in partnership with the nine JPA community college members, including Gavilan College.
Vaughn was previously the Vice President/Dean of Academic Affairs from July 2009 to September 2017. She retired from the City of Hayward Police Department, and held positions as an instructor, Basic Academy and In-Service Program Coordinator during her tenure with South Bay.
Additionally, Vaughn has been an Adjunct Professor for San Jose City College’s Administration of Justice Program since 2004. She is the Chair for the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Statewide Public Safety Education Advisory Board as well as serving on the California Commission on POST Consortium Advisory Committee and the De Anza Administration of Justice Program Advisory Board.
Vaughn holds a Master’s Degree in Education, Curriculum and Instruction from University of Phoenix, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing from the University of Pacific.
The native Californian who was raised in Sunnyvale resides in Danville with her partner and has four adult children.
A New President’s Welcome Event will be held at the Gavilan College Coyote Valley Educational Center on Oct. 2.
South Bay Regional provides law enforcement, firefighter, dispatcher, and EMT academies at Gavilan College’s Coyote Valley Educational Center, 560 Bailey Ave., San Jose.