OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Interim President, California State University Monterey Bay, Provost and Academic Vice President Monterey Bay, Dean of the College of Education, Sacramento State University, Professor, California State University Monterey Bay. Coordinated and launched a regional business/education compact, Sacramento

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: University of California, Santa Barbara, PhD; UC Davis, MA; UCSB BA

PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: Currently, accreditation reviewer for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Community Involvement: Current Vice President and Literacy Chair for The Rotary Club of Gresham. Launched a Dictionary/Literacy Project in Centennial, Gresham Barlow, and Oregon Trail School Districts. Currently serves on the MHCC Foundation Auction Committee. Member of the Board of Trustees for the Monterey College of Law, Chairman of the Board for United Way of Monterey County. Formerly served as the Chair of The Literacy Campaign for Monterey County.

Diane will work to:
• Provide oversight, transparency and accountability in all fiscal matters
• Continue building strong relationships with local area high schools
• Increase opportunities for students to pursue further education
• Support efforts to provide a comprehensive community college
• Assure that MHCC provides technologically current learning opportunities
• Establish and maintain partnerships with regional businesses
• Assess existing programs to assure they meet current needs
• Build trust among all college groups
• Support the mission, vision, goals and values of MHCC
• Ensure a smooth transition for the new president

Diane is endorse by many, including:
• Bess Wills, owner, Gresham Ford
• Brian Freeman, Chair, MHCC Board of Education
• Carol Nielson-Hood, former Gresham Councilor, former MHCC Board member
• Diane McKeel, Multnomah County Commissioner
• D J Anderson, Board Member, Oregon Trail School District
• Shane Bemis, Mayor, City of Gresham
• Robin McGregor, Board Member, MHCC Foundation

(This information furnished by Diane C. Noriega)

The above information has not been verified for accuracy by Multnomah County.