The San Diego College of Continuing Education named Tina King its new president on Friday, pending approval from the San Diego Community College District Board of Trustees.
King comes to SDCCE from Southwestern College at Chula Vista, where she has served as assistant superintendent/vice president of student affairs since 2019.
“Dr. King brings a wonderful combination of experience and enthusiasm that makes her an excellent choice as permanent continuing education chair,” said San Diego Community College District Chancellor Carlos O.
Turner Cortez, who served as SDCCE president from 2015 until 2021, when he was hired as district chancellor. “The board and I were impressed with his vision for growth and his deep commitment to serving students.”
King will assume leadership of the SDCCE, which serves 30,000 students per semester across seven campuses and dozens of community sites.
SDCCD board chair Maria Nieto Senour echoed Cortez’s endorsement.
“Dr. King will provide the continuing education needs for energetic and strategic leadership as he continues to redefine noncredit education and expand educational opportunities to even more San Diegans,” she said. .
While at Southwestern College, King also served as Dean of the School of Counseling and Student Support Programs.
In addition to her position at Southwestern College, King previously served as acting dean of instruction and student services and director of institutional research and planning for North Orange Continuing Education in Anaheim. She has also served as a Student Affairs Officer and Student Affairs Advisor in the Instructional Leadership Department at Cal State Fullerton and has experience in K-12 education both as a learning facilitator with the Los Angeles Unified School District and as a middle school teacher in Compton. Unified School District.
“I am incredibly humbled and honored to have the Board of Trustees entrust me with the leadership of the San Diego College of Continuing Education – a college that has proudly served San Diego for more than a century,” King said. “I look forward to working with Chancellor Cortez, the SDCCE team of dedicated educators and student leaders, and my counterparts and colleagues across the District to provide educational experiences and career opportunities that are innovative, inclusive, and responsive to diverse needs of all San Diegans.
King earned a doctorate in education in educational leadership from Cal State Fullerton, where his dissertation focused on the role of community college faculty and staff in creating academic success for black men. She also holds a master’s degree in education from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from Cal State Northridge.
His selection follows a national search for a permanent president for SDCCE. Kay Faulconer Boger has served as interim president since July. King’s nomination is expected to be ratified at the March 24 SDCCD board meeting. She will take up her new duties on July 1.
City News Service contributed to this article.