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Marsha Gable Named Associate Dean of Extended Opportunities Programs & Services at Santa Ana College

October 4, 2011

(Santa Ana) - Rancho Santiago Community College District announces the appointment of Marsha V. Gable, Ed.D., as associate dean, Extended Opportunities Programs and Services (EOPS)/Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE), at Santa Ana College. In this role, Gable is responsible for the supervision and administration of all programs and services provided through EOPS/CARE. Her responsibilities include supervising all functions and activities that help low-income and disadvantaged students, including former foster youth, access and succeed in higher education. Services and programs offered include counseling, tutoring, job and career training, core courses, Summer College Readiness Program, extended services to single parents on cash aid through California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKS), and more. She is responsible for overseeing the personnel assigned to EOPS/CARE, handling student eligibility for its programs, delivering those programs and services, and administration of the EOPS/CARE budgets.

With 15 years of experience in higher education, Gable offers a wealth of experience, as an administrator, faculty member, and a counselor. Since 2006, she served as associate director for University Outreach Programs at California State University, San Marcos. In that position, she oversaw the following programs: Early Outreach, Early Assessment, CSU College Corps Program, TRIO/Educational Talent Search, TRIO/Upward Bound, Veterans Services, and the Veterans Success Center. Prior to that, she served as supervisor of the TRIO Programs at Palomar Community College. Gable also has served for over four years as an associate faculty member in sociology at MiraCosta Community College.

Gable earned a B.A. in social sciences and an M.A. in sociological practice at California State University, San Marcos. She completed her Ed.D. in educational leadership with a specialization in community college leaders at San Diego State University. A leader in her profession, Gable has been active in many academic committees and organizations. She has served on the Western Association of Educational Opportunity Personnel Board of Directors since 2004 and is a member of the Association of California Community College Administrators.

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