Administrator at community college resigning Vice chancellor to return to Texas after 6 months

July 10, 1996|By Larry Carson | Larry Carson,SUN STAFF

After only six months as one of two new vice chancellors of Baltimore County's community college system, Dr. David C. England has announced he is leaving.

The former Texas college administrator is going home to become president of North Lake College in Irving, where he once taught. England, 44, is a native of Dallas and lived in neighboring Irving for 24 years.

"This is a real unusual situation," he said yesterday, adding that to be president of North Lake has "been a lifelong dream of mine."

England, married and the father of two, arrived in Towson in January to be the $80,640-a-year vice chancellor for planning and information systems.

He was part of the top staff at the newly assembled administrative headquarters operation run by Chancellor Daniel J. LaVista, who was hired to oversee the state's largest community college system. Vincent Coliani is the other vice chancellor, for finance and administration.

"This is a tremendous opportunity for David, and we are happy to have been a part of his professional career," LaVista said.

England said his replacement will have "a great team to work with." The criticism and budget cuts aimed recently at Dundalk, Essex and Catonsville colleges by the County Council played no role in his decision to leave, he added.

The council severely criticized LaVista's lack of a firm plan to economize and cut $2.3 million from the colleges' budgets, the only sizable cut they made in a $1.36 billion spending plan.

England's resignation becomes effective on or before Aug. 30. He starts his new job in September.

Pub Date: 7/10/96

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