Chancellor's Cabinet - Marilyn Flores, Ph.D.

Photo of Marilyn FloresMarilyn Flores, Ph.D., Interim President​
Santa Ana College

Dr. Marilyn Flores was appointed Interim President of Santa Ana College in July 2020.  Reporting to the Rancho Santiago Community College District Chancellor, her responsibilities include planning, organizing and implementing educational policy and procedures to develop curriculum and student support services; budget management; enhancing partnerships with business, governmental and community organizations, as well as with the K-12 and higher education institutions in the area; and leading the institution's fund development efforts. 

A seasoned educational leader, Dr. Flores has served for over 20 years in the California community colleges.  She has provided oversight of academic programs and budgets, been in charge of design, delivery, staffing, supervision and evaluation of division academic programs and ensured compliance and recommended policy for instructional services. Her responsibilities have also included quality, integrity, and administration of instructional programs and coordinating and facilitating the development and implementation of redesigned and articulated curriculum.

Dr. Flores' commitment to providing excellent educational opportunities for students is evident in her long standing career in community college academia and leadership as a dean, associate dean, program director, consultant and researcher.  She has been honored as Educator of the Year at the Inland Empire Hispanic Image Awards and received a Hispanic Border Leadership Institute Doctoral Fellowship at the University of California, Riverside.

Most recently Dr. Flores served as vice president of academic affairs at Santiago Canyon College, where she oversaw four academic divisions and was the Chief Instructional Officer (CIO) and the Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO). Formerly, Dr. Flores held the position of Dean, Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Library at Santiago Canyon College. Prior to joining the Rancho Santiago Community College District, she served as Dean, Arts, Letters and Social Sciences at Las Positas College, after holding various positions at Riverside City College from 2004 to 2012.

Dr. Flores earned a Ph.D. in Institutional Leadership and policy studies from the University of California, Riverside; a master of arts degree in education with a Bilingual Cross-cultural Language in Academic Development (BCLAD) teaching credential from the University of California, Los Angeles; and a bachelor's degree in liberal studies with a concentration in education and Spanish at the University of California, Riverside.

July 2020

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