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VP of Academic & Student Affairs Candidates

NOTE:  Congratulations to Lori Barber who has been selected as the new VP of Academic and Student Affairs.

Dr. Andrew Fields

Dr Andrew FieldsDr. Andrew R. Fields has been serving as the Dean of Extended Education at Shasta College since 2014 where he oversees instruction, administrative services, and student services for three campuses. Extended Education is a vital part of Shasta College’s service of a 10,000 sq. mile geographic area and a population of 255,000. Dr. Fields’ leadership, collegiality, and innovation enabled Shasta College to develop and implement a district-wide growth strategy that will result in a second full college and double the District’s base funding.

Dr. Fields holds several degrees including a doctorate in Educational Administration and Leadership, a Master of Business Administration with a focus on Executive Leadership, a Master of Science in Adventure-Based Management and Outdoor Leadership, a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Recreation, and an Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies. In addition, he has completed over 15 professional certifications. Dr. Fields has created, enhanced, and managed innovative programs for several colleges and universities including Stanford University, Central Washington University, California State University East Bay, University of California Davis, and University of the Pacific, Stockton. He is an advocate for great instruction and prioritizing students. Dr. Fields is a product of the community college system and has a passion for higher education.

Dean Lori Barber

Dean Lori BarberLori Barber holds a Master’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in History and Anthropology. She is currently in a Doctoral Program in Political Science and Public Administration at Idaho State University. She has been involved in education at the K-12 and post-secondary realms for over twenty-two years. She also has international education experience, serving in many capacities for three years at an International Baccalaureate School in Luynes, France, where she participated in accreditation, teaching, capacity building, and fundraising. In her higher education experience, Lori has been an assistant lecturer at Idaho State University and designed her own courses, creating content, lectures, outcomes, and assessments. For almost two years, she has served in a leadership role at College of Eastern Idaho, first as Director of General Education and now has Dean of General Education. She is a General Education specialist and understands the intricacies of transfer, outcomes, assessment, and accreditation. Lori is a fierce advocate of career technical education and believes that academic transfer and career technical education should be equivalent conduits to success and that their degree paths should be intertwined, when possible. Since September 2018, Lori has served as CEI’s representative on the Idaho State Council on Academic Affairs and Programs where she meets monthly with Idaho Affairs state committee. Lori profoundly believes in the community college model and recognizes the power of education to create hope and transform lives. She is delighted to have the opportunity to interview for the position of Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs.

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