Allan M. Hoffman, a seasoned leader in several levels of higher education, has been named vice president for instruction/assistant superintendent at Hartnell College by the college's board of trustees.
His replaces Victor Krimsley, who retired this month after 32 years of service to the 84-year-old college.
S Since 1998, Hoffman has been the chief instructional officer at Des Moines (Iowa) University. For the five years prior to that position, he was the instructional dean for California State University, Dominguez Hills. From 1990 to 1993, he was an associate dean for Compton (Calif.) Community College.
He holds an A.S. degree from Hartford Community College, a B.A. degree in education from the University of Hartford, two M.A. degrees in history education and community college education from Columbia University, and an Ed.D. degree in community college education, also from Columbia.
Hartnell President Edward J. Valeau said that among Hoffman's many impressive accomplishments, he has managed a statewide program that was one of the largest accredited distance learning programs in the United States and was the subject of praise from Forbes Magazine.
Valeau also said the faculty at Des Moines University honored Hoffman with a leadership and service award "which attests to his success in garnering respect and cooperation through participatory management."
The new vice president is the author of more than 10 books related to the field of education, along with numerous journal articles.