POSITION: Since July, 2002, President of Irvine Valley College, a public two-year community college in Irvine, California, within the South Orange County Community College District, which serves students in the southern California region.
PREVIOUS: Served as Interim President, Vice President of Instruction, Dean of Advanced Technology, Interim Vice President of Student Services, Chair of the School of Physical Sciences and Technologies, and as a Professor of Geological Sciences.
AFFILIATIONS: American Association of Community Colleges (AACC): Commission on Workforce Development; AACC Presidents Academy Executive Committee; Association of California Community College Administrators: Commission on Finance and Legislative Advocacy; Community College League of California: Advisory Committee on Education Services; President, Southern California Community College Executive Officers; Irvine Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors; Orange County Business Council Board of Governors; and U.S. Army Community Advisory Board.
EDUCATION: Ph.D. in Geology and Geophysics from the University of Nevada; M.A. and B.A., Geology, from California State University, Fresno.
OTHER: Publications: Authored and co-authored approximately 50 reports and publications. Presentations, 2015: College of the Future: The Advanced Technology Education Park in California, AACC; 2014: Regional Approaches to Economic and Workforce Development (EWD), Career Technical Education (CTE), and Adult Education, CCLC; Leadership + Fundraising = Vision Accomplished, AACC/CASE; Designing 21st Century Community College, AACC; 2013: Getting the Job Done: What to Look for in your Next President, and What you Should be Supporting in your President Now, ACCT; 2010: Thinking Outside the College: A Model for Serving Tomorrow’s Students, ACCCA; 2009: Different Perspectives, One Goal: How Culture Influences the Way We Lead, ACCCA; 2008: Early College Program: Increasing Opportunities for Students, CA School Boards Association Annual Education Conference; 2007: From Difficulties to Success, ACCCA. Awards: The 2006 Phi Theta Kappa Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction and the 2007 SOCCCD Outstanding Administrator of the Year Award.