Montenegro given permanent post as IVC's director of human resources

May 14, 2001

IMPERIAL — El Centro attorney Ruth Bermudez Montenegro has been named director of human resources at Imperial Valley College.

Montenegro, who has been interim director since June, was given the permanent post Wednesday.

"We are extremely pleased to have Ruth in a permanent role. She has done an excellent job for the past year and was our top choice after a nationwide search," said the college's president, Gilbert Dominguez.

Montenegro worked for seven years for the El Centro-based law firm of Horton, Knox, Carter and Foote, during which she served as assistant counsel for various school districts in the County.

She came to IVC from a position as deputy counsel for Imperial County.

Montenegro thanked the IVC human resources staff for their help over the past year.

She added, "This is a wonderful opportunity and I am pleased and proud to have made it through as top choice in the selection process.


"I want to thank the Board of Trustees, Dr. Dominguez and fellow administrators, faculty and staff for their confidence and support. I am looking forward to working with them in an effort to showcase the resources of the Imperial Valley."

Montenegro is a 1987 graduate of IVC and a 1989 graduate of Clarion University of Pennsylvania, where she majored in political science.

She received her doctor of jurisprudence from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, where she was the associate editor of the Chicano-Latino Law Review and served as president of the Graduate Students Association.

Montenegro is a board member and past president of the El Centro Education Foundation, a member of the El Centro Rotary Club, the California Council of School Attorneys and the Association of Chief Human Resources Officer for the California Community Colleges.

Montenegro is a past president of the Imperial County Bar Association and has been recognized by a number of local groups, such as MANA for her leadership roles in the Imperial Valley.

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