Interim President Ajita Talwalker Menon would replace Heather Hiles who resigned in January.
Calbright College’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday to select Ajita Talwalker Menon as the online community college’s new president.
Menon, who has served as the interim president since February, accepted a three-year contract with a $285,000 a year base salary. The salary agreement is the same as the one Menon accepted in February. However, she can earn up to $10,000 as a bonus depending on her annual performance evaluation.
“I am truly humbled and honored to lead this next stage of the college,” Menon said.
Board President Tom Epstein said the trustees conducted a national search and interviewed a strong group of candidates, but ultimately chose Menon to lead Calbright.
“She’s done an outstanding job as interim since February, and we expect that to accelerate,” he said. “We’re thrilled to have her permanently onboard and look forward to great progress.”