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COM Board Names Nick Chang as Interim Vice President of Student Learning

Kentfield, CA—November 12, 2008—Last night, at its regularly scheduled monthly meeting, the College of Marin Board of Trustees named Nick Chang as Interim Vice President of Student Learning. Chang replaces outgoing Vice President Anita Martinez, A.B.D.

“I look forward to continuing the good work that V. P. Martinez has accomplished at the College of Marin, and to support the many positive changes that President White and the Board of Trustees want for the College, including building the best instructional program that the College can offer to meet the diverse needs of the student population,” said Chang.

“We are very fortunate to have Nick serve as Interim Vice President. He is tremendously capable and will ensure a smooth transition until the position can be filled on a permanent basis,” said COM Superintendent/President Frances L. White, Ph.D.

Recruiting for the permanent position will take place after the holidays in the early part of spring 2009 semester.

Chang has served as the College of Marin Interim Dean of Student Development and Special Services since August 2007. He previously worked at City College of San Francisco from 1973 to 1980 as a faculty member and 1981 to 2006 as an Administrator where he held various positions including Campus Director (Chief Operating Officer, Interim Dean of Counseling Services, Acting Associate Dean of Special Programs, and Dean of Matriculation and Title III Coordinator. Chang obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Ohio Wesleyan University and his Master of Arts degree in Counseling from the University of San Francisco. He also did post graduate doctoral studies in multicultural education at the University of San Francisco.

Martinez has served as COM Vice President of Student Learning since January 2006. She will be leaving at the end of the fall 2008 semester in mid-December to return to teaching full time at City College of San Francisco. Anita has been on a leave of absence from City College since 2000, during which time she served as a Dean of Instruction at Skyline Community College before accepting the position as Vice President at COM.

“Anita has been a tremendous asset in helping COM through a critical period in its history. Her contributions are great and will ensure a much brighter future for the college,” said Dr. White.

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