Montevirgen 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.