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Former superintendent David Cash joins full-time faculty

The retired leader of Santa Barbara Unified will also chair EDL program

By Ross Brenneman Published on

David Cash EdD ’08 has been hired as a USC Rossier executive-in-residence.

Cash retired in 2016 as the superintendent of the Santa Barbara Unified School District where he served for the previous five years. He previously served as superintendent of the Clovis Unified School District, Claremont Unified School District and the Buellton Union School District. Cash worked as an assistant superintendent, elementary principal, junior high principal, high school principal, special education administrator and classroom teacher in grades K–12.

In his new role, Cash will also become governance chair of the Educational Leadership doctoral program, taking over for Professor Julie Slayton.

In early 2019, USC Rossier’s Dean’s Superintendents Advisory Group inducted Cash into the organization’s Hall of Fame. In his 28 years in education, Cash “has demonstrated success in improving student achievement while at the same time fostering an education culture that values diverse opportunities for students to learn and thrive,” said Dean Karen Symms Gallagher, the Emery Stoops and Joyce King Stoops Dean of USC Rossier.

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