No one ever said being a college president was easy.
Gilbert Dominguez found out it is not easy at all.
Dominguez, who told the Imperial Valley College board last week that he would leave his job as College president in June, surprised almost everyone on campus with his announcement, including the college's Board of Trustees.
Dominguez has had a rough ride during his six-year tenure, but he is not to blame for all of that.
There are things he has done well. The college has an all-time high in enrollment and many talented faculty members have been added during his reign. He helped design a master plan for the college, something it sorely lacked, and even his detractors conceded he worked well with state officials. He also appeared to work extensively and well with San Diego State University-Imperial Valley campus officials, something that has to be done as the two campus grow in size and inevitably grow more connected.