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NEW DEAN OF ACADEMICS

Afarah Board, Dean of Academics

Afarah Board, Dean of Academics

Afarah Board transitioned into the Dean of Academics position effective May 1.

We would like to thank Dean Gayle Linn for her extraordinary service as Dean and wish her well as she and her husband enjoy their retirement life.

Dean Board brings with her a background of over thirty years of experience in the corporate world as a senior leader and multiple years of experience teaching as Adjunct Professor at California Baptist University in the School of Education and School of Business. She earned her graduate and undergraduate degrees from the University of Redlands in Business, and business studies at Harvard Kennedy School and Pepperdine University. We welcome Dean Board to the Oak Valley family.


WELCOME OAK VALLEY’S NEW PROFESSORS

As the Summer Semester began in May, we welcomed two new professors:

  • Professor Cammie Donaghy, Government and Politics

  • Professor Nathanael Heyman, Scientific Principles and Practice


DEAN’S LIST SPRING SEMESTER

Congratulations to the students who made the Dean’s list for the Spring Semester. Students with a 3.5 GPA or higher are eligible for the Dean’s List. We are pleased to give a shout out to these students:

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  • Chloe Beitel

  • Matthew Lesseg

  • Lucia McDonald

  • Miquella Castorena

  • Lelah Hetrick

  • Natalie Allison

  • Adela Meza

  • Hanna Morris (graduated in May)

  • Whitney Hetrick (graduated in May)


WRITING CENTER LAUNCHED

Good news, the Writing Center was launched and is now available under the direction of Professor Glessner.

Enrollment Milestone at Oak Valley College

Enrollment Milestone at Oak Valley College

As a distinctly different kind of college, Oak Valley has tapped into the angst and pressure students often feel to either chase expensive private education, meander through the maze of community college to the Cal State system (it typically takes 6+ years to graduate with a bachelor’s degree from the public system, or forgo college for the future.