POSITION: President, Irvine Valley College, a public two-year community college in Irvine, California, within the South Orange County Community College District, serving students in southern California.
PREVIOUS: Interim President; VP for Instruction; Dean, Advanced Technology; Interim VP for Student Services; School of Physical Sciences and Technologies Chair; and, Geological Sciences Professor.
AFFILIATIONS: Commission on Workforce Development, PAEC; ACCCA, Association of California Community College Administrators: Commission on Finance and Legislative Advocacy; CCLC, Community College League of California: Advisory Committee on Education Services; SCCCCEO, Southern California Community College Executive Officer: President; GICC, Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce: Board of Governors; OCBC, Orange County Business Council: Board of Governors; U.S. Army: Community Advisory Board; and, WASC, Western Association of Schools and Colleges: Comprehensive Visiting Chair for numerous accreditation and PRT IEPI visits.
EDUCATION: Ph.D. in Geology and Geophysics, University of Nevada; MA and BA in Geology, California State University, Fresno; and, Institute for Educational Management Certificate, Harvard University.
OTHER: Actively engaging in numerous influential leadership roles and innovative, entrepreneurial projects within local (IVC, GICC, OCBC), state (ACCA) and national (AACC, PAEC) organizations, including mentoring CEOs, obtaining grants and implementing fundraising and partnership enterprises.
Initiatives. Participation in national, state and local presentations and have written publications on topics including guided pathways, higher education leadership and community college strategic planning and policies, visionary college endeavors, workforce development, CTE, STEM degree completion, and other related topics