Irvine Valley College (IVC) welcomes new
President, Dr. John Hernandez to the college this month. After a nation-wide,
several months long search, Dr. Hernandez, who has been an educator for more
than 30 years, takes the helm at IVC on July 30. His appointment was approved by the South
Orange County Community College District (SOCCCD) Board of Trustees in June.
Valley College community has experienced many changes within the last year and
has done so with a wonderful sense of comradery, professionalism, and vision
for the future,” said SOCCCD Board President T.J. Prendergast. “We are glad to
know that even in the midst of COVID-19, the process to select a new Irvine
Valley College President continued.”
Dr. Hernandez comes to IVC from Santiago
Canyon College (SCC) where he served as president since July 2017. He served as
interim president for one year prior to that. From 2005 to July 2016, he served
as Vice President for Student Services.
Before joining SCC, Dr. Hernandez served
as Associate Vice President and Dean of Students at Cal Poly Pomona; Associate
Dean for Student Development at Santa Ana College and Assistant Dean for Student
Affairs at California State University, Fullerton.
Additionally, Dr. Hernandez has been an
adjunct instructor in Student Development at the Higher Education graduate
program at California State University, Long Beach and taught counseling and
student development courses at various colleges as well.
Read Dr. Hernandez's welcome message to IVC faculty, staff, students, and the community.