Tim Karas Appointed VP of Instruction at College of Alameda

Published May 22nd, 2014 in Announcements

Previously, Tim was with Mission College, beginning in 2005 as Director of Library Services. For the 2009-10 academic year, he held the position of Interim Dean of Instruction. In 2010 he accepted the Dean of Liberal Studies and Language Arts at Mission College. During this time he served on multiple accreditation site visit teams. He currently serves as Executive Board President of the Council of Chief Librarians: California Community Colleges.

Prior to Mission College, Tim was a tenured faculty member at the College of San Mateo. As a faculty member he participated on multiple committees including the Academic Senate, Curriculum Committee, Technology Advisory Committee and College Council. Tim is active in the community having served as a Library Commissioner for the City of San Jose.

Previous to working in academia, he worked as a librarian for the City of Palo Alto and Redwood City. His educational background includes a Masters in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University, a professional certificated in Instructional Technology from San Jose State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from Humboldt Sate University. He is currently enrolled in a Doctor of Education Program at Fielding Graduate University.

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New Vice President of Student Services at College of Alameda: Dr. Alexis Montevirgen

Published April 2nd, 2014 in Announcements

Alexis_Montevirgen-195x243Montevirgen joined College of Alameda as the Dean of Enrollment Services/Student Services in August of 2009, and he has been serving as the college’s Interim Vice President of Student Services since July of 2013. Prior to joining College of Alameda, Montevirgen was Director of Student Life at Evergreen Valley College in San Jose, Calif. He has also held prior student services appointments at California State University, San Marcos and San Jose State University.

Montevirgen earned his Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from San Francisco State University, his Masters Degree in Education, Culture and Society from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, and his Bachelor’s Degree in General Biology, with minors in Psychology and Literatures in English, from the University of California, San Diego.

His primary research interests include counter-narrative methodology, transformative leadership, student success, educational equity and social justice education.

Montevirgen is committed to building strong and collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, students, administrators and the community. His responsibility is to lead College of Alameda’s student services units in a manner in which it is an integrated and cohesive component of the overall college community – working together seamlessly towards increasing student success for all students.

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