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Gaines retires as Morongo fire chief

Chief Kevin Gaines has retired after six years as head of the Morongo Fire Department. Jason Carrizosa, an engineer and ALS coordinator with the department, has been named Gaines’ replacement. Gaines spent 34 years with CAL FIRE before joining the Morongo Fire Department in 2015. “Working for Morongo has been …

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Dangermond wins prestigious award

Jack Dangermond, founder and president of Esri in Redlands, has been awarded the International Geographical Union’s Planet and Humanity Medal. The award, which is given out every four years, recognizes individuals who have contributed to peace, welfare, or sustainability, according to a statement Wednesday. Past winners include Al Gore, Nelson …

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Stephens receives honorary doctorate

Jean M. Stephens has been awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters by Cal State University, San Bernardino. Stephens, a ’91 CSUSB Alumna, is global chief executive officer of RSM International Limited, a worldwide global accounting network that specialize in audit, tax and consulting services, according to a statement on …

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Miramontes named city manager

Clara Miramontes has been named Perris’ city manager. A Perris employee for more than 10 years, Miramontes was named the city’s top administrator May 11 by a unanimous vote of the city council, according to a statement on the city’s website. Miramontes, who was appointed interim city manager in December, …

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Newkirk named UofR president

Krista L. Newkirk has been named president of the University of Redlands. Currently the president of Converse College in Spartanburg, S.C., Newkirk, will be the first female president in the university’s 114-year history, according to a statement on the school’s website. She is scheduled to assume her new duties in …

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