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Cañada College Selects Kim Lopez as Vice President of Student Services





Cañada College Selects Kim Lopez
as Vice President of Student Services



Cañada College is pleased to announce the appointment of Kim Lopez as Vice President of Student Services. Kim, who has worked at Cañada College since 2011, has served as Interim Vice President of Student Services since July 2015. Prior to her Interim position, she served as the College’s Dean of Counseling, Advising and Matriculation and the Dean of Enrollment Services. 

Throughout her tenure at Cañada College, Kim has been an outstanding leader for Student Services, spearheading significant initiatives aimed at increasing student access and success, as well as expanding important partnerships within the community the College serves. Some of these endeavors include: the Multiple Measures Assessment Pilot Project, establishment of a SparkPoint Program and development of the Coding program with Sequoia District Adult School and JobTrain.  Additionally, Kim has worked closely with Cañada College faculty and staff to develop and implement the Student Support Services Program (SSSP) and Student Equity Plan.

“Kim’s leadership and demonstrated commitment to Cañada’s mission, paired with her direct experience administering programs for underrepresented students and collaborative relationships with faculty and staff, ensures that Cañada will continue to provide outstanding programs and services to current and future students,” said Cañada College Interim President, Jennifer Hughes. “I am confident that Kim will lead, support and advance the many exceptional programs and initiatives that Cañada College has established and continue to spearhead many more programs for the College in the future.”

Prior to Cañada College, Kim held Administrative and Faculty positions at the College of the Siskiyous, where she served as the Director for EOPS, CARE, CalWORKs and TRIO; she also served as Counselor and President of the Academic Senate. She has experience in the UC and CSU systems, having served as the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at UC San Diego and Director of the Ronald E. McNair Program at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Kim has also worked at the College of Micronesia where she successfully established and directed the college’s first Upward Bound program. 

Kim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UC Santa Barbara and a Master’s degree in Education from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
 

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