In December 2003, Kathleen O’Connell Hodge, who had served 13 years as an administrator in the South Orange County Community College District, including as a vice chancellor and acting chancellor, was selected from 24 candidates to become Fullerton College’s new President. A licensed marriage and family therapist, she also taught psychology at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo. Hodge is shown with Herbie Hornet on Hard Hat Day, April 27, 2004, part of the College’s 90th anniversary celebration. In the summer of 2009, Hodge was reassigned to a new position as Vice Chancellor of the North Orange County Community College District after six years as president. Dr. Sam Schauerman served as Interim President until Dr. Rajen Vurdien was appointed to replace Hodge.