The Santa Monica College Board of Trustees selected Wendy Zahler to serve in an interim capacity as the college’s director of community relations.
Zahler was appointed to the position by the board at its regular meeting on March 4.
Zahler stepped into her new post at SMC on March 5.
“It is a great pleasure to welcome Wendy to the Santa Monica College community,” said SMC President and Superintendent Dr. Chui L. Tsang. “SMC will benefit immensely from her experience in developing frameworks to support educational and motivational ventures, and from her skills in communicating and facilitating agreements across many perspectives.”
Zahler, an attorney and a fluent speaker of Mandarin Chinese, brings to SMC extensive experience in public relations and event development, production, and management for high-profile clients in local, national, and international arenas.
“I am delighted to be joining this extraordinary institution of higher learning,” said Zahler, “and look forward to working within the exceptional Santa Monica College community of distinguished faculty, committed staff, and diverse student population. I am honored to carry the message of the college’s strong commitment to creativity, innovation, and student success throughout the community.”