Welcome New Faces!

Deborah King

Deborah (Debi) King is the new Administrative Technician for the Office of Institutional Effectiveness (IE) located at ECC. Debi, as she prefers to be called, has worked in administrative roles in education since 2003. She has a certificate in Computer Systems Management from the Computer Education Institution in Riverside, and significant skills and experience in working with systems, data and developing documentation. Debi came highly recommended after performing exceptionally in the Perris Union HS District, and since she began in July, has already proven herself as an asset to the IE department.

 

Michele Madrid Novak

Michele Madrid Novak has over 11 years of experience in the District with 7 years in District Outreach. Michele comes to SDCE with a wealth of knowledge regarding district policy and procedures. Michele has been instrumental in creating Volunteer Connect which is a web-based platform that connects SDCCD students with volunteer opportunities with local community organizations. Her expertise in creating outreach publications can be seen in Endless Possibilities and the Roadmap to Success. Michele has been integral in developing professional development training for student ambassadors, advising student trustees and advocating for issues that directly impact students as well as building relationships with community partners. 

Michele will serve as the Policy 3100 officer for SDCE in addition to her role in building the Outreach program. 

Michele is a proud product of the San Diego Community College District; she transferred from San Diego Miramar College to San Diego State where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration with an informal emphasis in employer/employee relations. She went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from CSU Northridge. As an Outreach professional Michele’s mission has been to increase access to higher education by meeting students where they are academically and socially. We look forward to bringing Michele’s depth of experience and outreach expertise to Continuing Education.  

 

Alberto (Beto) Vasquez

Alberto “Beto” Vasquez is a recent graduate from the University California, San Diego where he acquired a Masters degree in biology. Beto is a first-generational college student and a father of four. As an adult reentry student and as a minority student in the sciences, Beto is committed to growing as a professional in higher education and facilitating the student experience. He has years of experience conducting outreach through multiple roles and is well-versed with the credit side of our district, both as an employee with the San Diego City College Outreach Department and also as a former student. In addition, his role as a Community Representative for San Diego City Councilmember David Alvarez, has familiarized and equipped him to leverage and develop relationships within community groups to address community needs and better serve prospective students.

Beto's resources and networks will allow him the opportunity to educate the public about the accessibility and affordability of higher education and create the necessary collaborations to effectively establish SDCE's first-ever Outreach Department. He has much experience working directly with underrepresented groups and has helped to develop programs serving disenfranchised populations. Beto’s student-centered approach will serve to complement the vision of CE, facilitating our growth and streamlining the process for prospective students. He continues to serve as a mentor for community college and university students, and is a huge educational advocate and proponent of education and STEM fields. Off campus, Beto works with nonprofits and serves on advisory boards, he is constantly looking to creating opportunities to serve community and create the necessary partnerships to meet the needs of marginalized groups.

Mission: San Diego Continuing Education commits to student success and community enrichment by providing accessible, equitable, and innovative quality education and support services to diverse adult learners in pursuit of lifelong learning, training, career advancement, and pathways to college.