SBCC Selects Interim Dean, Educational Programs
Luz Reyes-Martin, Director of Communications
Kathy has served as Professor of English and English Skills at SBCC since 1987. In addition, she has held many leadership positions on campus such as English Skills Department Chair, Director of Composition, and Academic Senate President. Currently, Kathy is serving as the Director for the highly successful Express to Success Program, which got its start from the college's first Title V Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) grant.
"I'm honored to be selected and look forward to continuing to work with my amazing colleagues in this new position."
During her career at SBCC, Kathy has been recognized numerous times for her teaching and service, receiving the Faculty Excellence Award from her colleagues in 2006-2007 and selected as the Annual Faculty Lecturer for 2011-2012
At the statewide level Kathy was appointed by the Statewide Academic Senate as the Faculty Professional Development Coordinator for the Basic Skills Initiative in 2009. As such, she led a team of community college faculty in planning and staging eight regional workshops that showcased some of the effective programs and practices in California community colleges. In 2011, she was selected as recipient of the Stanback-Stroud Diversity Award by the Statewide Academic Senate and the Foundation for California Community Colleges. She was named a recipient of the prestigious Hayward Award for 2016-2017, an annual recognition honoring four community college faculty from across the state who have a track record of excellence both in teaching and in professional activities and have demonstrated commitment to their students, profession, and college.
“Kathy brings an incredible amount of institutional knowledge and a unique perspective to Dean's Council, says Paul Jarrell Executive Vice President, Educational Programs. “I am excited to work with her in this new capacity.”