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Linda Rose Named Vice President of Academic Affairs at Santa Ana College

August 24, 2011

(Santa Ana) - Rancho Santiago Community College District announces the appointment of Linda Rose, Ed.D., as vice president of academic affairs at Santa Ana College. In this influential role, Rose serves as the college’s chief instructional officer. Her overall responsibilities include all aspects of academic programs and instructional support services, professional development, class scheduling, instructional budgets, allocation, and library services.

With 18 years of experience in higher education, Rose offers a wealth of experience as a faculty member and as an administrator. Since 2005, she had served as dean of the Liberal Arts Division at Cerritos College. Prior to that, she was chair of Cerritos College's English Department. Previously, she served as the college’s Puente Program co-coordinator helping to serve educationally underrepresented students. Earlier, she coordinated Cerritos College’s Program for Adult College Education (PACE). Additionally, she served as a full-time English instructor for nearly a decade.

Rose earned an associate degree in liberal arts at West Los Angeles Community College; a B.A. in interdisciplinary studies through the PACE Program at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) ; a Certificate of Completion in rhetoric and composition at CSUDH; an M.A. in English literature at CSUDH; and an Ed.D. in educational leadership at the University of California, Los Angeles. As a leader in her profession, Rose is a regular presenter at conferences, including the School-to-Career Academy, the American Association of Women in Community Colleges, the National Council on Workforce Education, and others. She was recognized in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, fifth edition. 

About the Rancho Santiago Community College District
The mission of the Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) is to respond to the educational needs of an ever-changing community and to provide programs and services that reflect academic excellence. Santa Ana College and Santiago Canyon College are public community colleges of RSCCD, which serve the residents of Anaheim Hills, East Garden Grove, Irvine, Orange, Santa Ana, Tustin and Villa Park. Both colleges provide education for academic transfer and careers, courses  for personal and professional development, customized training for business and industry, and programs to train nurses, firefighters and law enforcement personnel.

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Media Contact(s):
Judy Iannaccone, RSCCD Director of Communications, (714) 480-7503 or