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Kentfield, CA—December 15, 2010—Angelina Duarte, a seasoned Bay Area community college administrator, will be stepping in at the beginning of the new year to serve as vice president of student learning, a position that is available due to the retirement on Dec. 16 of Nick Chang.
Duarte was appointed on Dec. 14 at the monthly meeting of the College of Marin Board of Trustees to serve as interim vice president of student learning.
“I am delighted that Angelina is available to serve in this interim position,” said David Wain Coon, Ed.D., superintendent/president. “Angelina has the depth and breadth of administrative experience to ensure a smooth transition as we look for a permanent replacement for Nick Chang.”
Angelina Duarte has an extensive history of leadership in the community college system. After earning a bachelor’s degree in sociology from UC Berkeley and a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Santa Clara, she worked at Foothill College as coordinator of the campus tutorial program and at Cabrillo College as director and counselor for the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services. She went on to hold several administrative positions at West Valley College, including assistant dean of students, dean of student support services and interim vice president of student services and then to Evergreen Valley College where she served as an educational consultant which included a period as interim vice president of student affairs. For the last two years, she has served as a project consultant with the nascent College Connection Academy, a San Jose-based partnership that provides middle and high school students with the opportunity to complete college level coursework by the time they finish high school.
“My primary goal is to keep the momentum going that the college community has already worked so hard to achieve and perhaps create opportunity for new conversations,” Duarte said. “While the economy presents challenges, it also forces us to rethink and possibly redesign how we do business. And, solutions are not always about money. What is important to keep in mind are the needs of the students and community residents and to find the best way to support faculty and staff in meeting those needs to the extent possible.”
Outgoing Vice President Chang began serving in the position in November 2008 as interim until he was appointed to the permanent position in June 2009. At College of Marin, he served as vice president of student learning at a time of tightening budgets, enrollment growth and increased student fees.
About College of Marin
The fully accredited College of Marin has been providing high quality educational opportunities for students of all ages since 1926. In fall 2010, 7,789 students enrolled in credit classes. A total of 9,598 credit, noncredit and community education students enrolled at College of Marin in fall 2010. The main campus is located at 835 College Ave., Kentfield, CA, and the Indian Valley Campus is located at 1800 Ignacio Blvd., Novato, CA.