Dr. Amy H. Lee Appointed Dean of Enrollment Services

Published November 19th, 2014 in Announcements

Dr. Lee has been serving as acting/interim in the position since July of 2013. Dean Lee has provided critical leadership for the areas under enrollment services and has worked collaboratively across student services, instruction, and administrative services to ensure efficient and quality services to students for outreach, assessment, admissions/enrollment, financial aid, and veterans services. In addition, she serves as the college’s liaison to the Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI), our on-campus middle college partnership with the Alameda Unified School District. Dean Lee has also taken a leadership role in providing much needed technological and functional upgrades to our Welcome Center.

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Online Winter Intersession Classes at College of Alameda

Published October 21st, 2014 in Announcements


COA Fall 2014 Winter Intersession Course Listing



  • New Students: Complete the application for admission online at cccapply.org or visit the College of Alameda Welcome Center for assistance
    • Once you have a User ID and Password, then follow steps below
  • Returning Students: Follow steps below



  1. Go to the PASSPORT at passport.peralta.edu
  2. Log into PASSPORT with your User ID and Password
  3. Click the STUDENT CENTER link
  4. Click ENROLL and choose the appropriate term (winter intersession is within Fall 2014)
  5. Click ADD and select your classes

6.    When you have finished enrolling, pay your fees


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International Education Week (November 17-21)

Published October 20th, 2014 in Announcements

This week long celebration from Monday, November 17-Friday, November 21 is a joint initiative supported by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to recognize the global exchange environment between the United States and other countries. International Education Week is a celebration and promotion of international education and exchange.

Throughout the week, the Office of International Education will be hosting a variety of events at each of the four PCCD colleges, including a Peace Corps Panel, a Study Abroad Panel and an International Student Panel. Please come out to learn about how you can become involved with international education!

Please see the flyer for more information!

International Student Panel at COA

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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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