Middleton is only the fourth president in COCC’s 63-year history. He replaced Dr. Robert L. Barber, who served as president from 1990 to 2004. Dr. Frederick H. Boyle was president from 1967 to 1990. Dr. Don P. Pence was the first president of COCC, serving as director from 1950 to 1957 and president from 1957 to 1967.