The associate dean of students and director of judicial affairs at UC Santa Barbara will become Pitzer College‘s assistant vice president for student affairs and dean of students this summer, it was announced Wednesday.
Sandra Vasquez will begin her position on July 17.
“I am truly honored and excited about this opportunity to work collaboratively with students, faculty and staff to advance student success initiatives at Pitzer,” Vasquez said.
Prior to UCSB, Vasquez was the inaugural associate dean of students, director of student conduct and ethical development, and chair of the Campus Assessment Response and Education Team at Cal State San Bernardino. She has also held administrative positions at the University of Arkansas and USC.
“Dr. Vasquez made a strong impression on our community. She will be a great leader in the Office of Student Affairs and an asset for the entire Pitzer community,” said Brian Carlisle, vice president for student affairs and chair of the search committee.
Vasquez was selected following an extensive national search led by a committee comprised of Pitzer students, faculty and staff. .
Vasquez earned a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from Cal State Northridge, a master’s degree in higher education leadership from the University of Arkansas and a doctorate in educational leadership from USC.
She is also a graduate of the Management Development Program of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
–City News Service
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