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New VP to Revitalize Hartnell’s Academic Affairs

August 20th, 2013

SALINAS, Calif. - On Monday, August 19, 2013, Hartnell Community College announced the appointment of Lori Kildal Ph.D. as the new Vice President of Academic Affairs. Dr. Kildal will focus on accreditation that includes to have the institution demonstrate strong commitment to a mission that emphasizes achievement of student learning, plus to communicate the mission internally and externally.

Dr. Kildal joins Hartnell College with more than 20 years of experience in higher education. She comes from Victor Valley College in Victorville, CA, where she started as Dean of science, technology, engineering, and math in 2006, and most recently served as Dean of instruction.

Previously, Kildal served as the Executive Director of the San Diego regional campus of Azusa Pacific University, and as Associate Dean and Athletic Director at Grossmont College.

Dr. Kildal has taught health and physical education, has advised students, and has coached at the high school, community college, and university levels.

She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from California State Polytechnic University, a Master in Physical Education from Azusa Pacific University, and a Ph. D. in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation from the University of New Mexico. In addition, Dr. Kildal holds a single-subject teaching credential from Biola University.

Dr. Lori Kildal can be reached at lkildal@hartnell.edu and 831-770-7090.

Hartnell Community College District
The Hartnell CCD serves 14,000 students annually through its main campus in Salinas, the Alisal Campus in East Salinas, the King City Education Center, and various outreach learning centers throughout the Salinas Valley. Hartnell College, a Hispanic Serving Institution, provides workforce training, basic skills courses, and prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Hartnell College is recognized for its innovative public and private partnerships that support world class STEM education, career technical education, fine and performing arts, humanities, and athletics. For more about Hartnell CCD, visit www.hartnell.edu