西部山学院 Lemoore names finalists in Presidential Search

The West Hills Community 大学 区 (WHCCD) announced finalists in its West 希尔斯学院莱莫尔校长搜索. Students, faculty, staff, and the community are invited to meet the three finalists during open forums on November 30 and December 2(虚拟). 

Finalists are 詹姆斯·普雷斯顿, Vice President of Educational Services-西部山学院 Lemoore; Dr. 塔米·罗宾逊, Vice President of Instruction- Cañada 大学; and Dr. 詹妮弗Zellet, Vice President of Instruction-Modesto 大学.

Each finalist will have one hour to present their vision for the college and to answer 观众提问.  All attendees will be required to wear face coverings and adhere to the 大学’s C-19 protocols. 

November 30, 2021 (Golden Eagle Arena at 西部山学院 Lemoore, 555 大学 Ave., Lemoore)

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詹姆斯·普雷斯顿
詹姆斯·普雷斯顿

Mr. 詹姆斯·普雷斯顿 has been committed to education in the central valley for the past 27 years and is currently serving as the Interim President at 西部山学院 Lemoore. For the past decade he has been an educational administrator in the roles of Vice President of Educational Services and Dean of Educational Services where he led several 项目包括:

  • Innovative 教师 Professional Development
  • 战略登记管理
  • Program and curriculum support that serves the community and prioritizes student transfer and career priorities through guided pathways
  • Leadership in the development of Open Educational Resources (OER) and Zero-Textbook 学位及证书
  • 认证联络官

在成为行政管理人员之前,Mr. Preston spent 11 years teaching English and Education classes at the community college level and working with future educators. Additionally, he spent six years at the high school level as an English teacher, curriculum 专家和教练. 他有个M.A. in Education from Fresno Pacific University and a B.A. in English from the University of California Santa Barbara.

Dr. 塔米·罗宾逊
Dr. 塔米·罗宾逊

Dr. 塔米·罗宾逊 serves as the Vice President of Instruction at Cañada 大学 in 加州雷德伍德城. Prior to this position, she served as the Dean of Global Learning Programs and Services and Dean for Social Science and Creative Arts at Skyline 加州圣布鲁诺大学.  Dr. Robinson has over twenty years of experience as a community college administrator and faculty member. 她还担任临时总统 Vice President of Academic Services Services/Athletic Director/CIO at Lassen Community 加州苏珊维尔的一所大学. She was also the Department Chair of English/ESL/Linguistics Department at Los Angeles City 大学 in Los Angeles California. 

Dr. 塔米·罗宾逊 holds a Doctorate in Education with an emphasis in Community 大学 Administration from the University of Southern California, a Master of Arts degree in English with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition from California State University, Dominguez Hills, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles and an Associate of Arts degree in Social Science from 喜瑞大学.

Dr. 詹妮弗Zellet
Dr. 詹妮弗Zellet

Dr. 詹妮弗Zellet serves as the Vice President of Instruction at Modesto Junior 大学. In her 23-year career in Higher Education, she has worked in public and private, 2年制和4年制院校. Starting as English faculty, she earned Assoc. 教授 status at Rochester 大学 in Rochester Hills, MI before becoming the Dean of the 艺术与科学学院. Upon returning home to California, she began at Modesto Junior 大学 as English 教师 gaining tenure before transitioning to Dean of Business, Behavioral and Social Sciences, then Vice President of Instruction. 在澳门, she has worked successfully with faculty and classified professionals to implement Guided Pathways, expand Dual Enrollment, and organize an Online 大学.  

澳门赛马会校园外,博士. Zellet is actively involved in the Community as a member 莫德斯托扶轮社(MORO). She serves as co-chair of the MORO International Service Committee, serves on the board of the SCOE Leadership Academy, and as a member of 商业发展委员会.  Dr. 泽利特一直是 ACCCA for 8 years, serving the Great Deans Program, ADMIN001 content development team, 也是ACCCA的导师. Dr. Zellet has also served for 3 years on the California Community 大学s Chief Instructional Officers board as Region 5 Representative (2 年),现在作为总统当选人. 

Dr. Zellet has an earned PhD in English and an MLitt (Master of Letters) in Scottish and Irish 研究, both from the University of Aberdeen, in Aberdeen, Scotland. 在 both degrees, she was affiliated with the Research Institute of Irish and Scottish 研究. Born and raised in the Central Valley of California, Dr. Zellet的研究 and career have taken her to both east and west coasts, the Midwest, and overseas.  

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