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Denise Noldon

Denise Noldon

Interim Vice Chancellor, Student Services and Special Programs

Dr. Denise Noldon serves as interim vice chancellor for student services and special programs at the Chancellor’s Office. Noldon oversees a division responsible for providing statewide leadership and technical assistance for policy and programs that support student access, equity and success such as outreach, admissions, assessment, financial aid and counseling. Noldon’s recent service as president of Contra Costa College gives her unique insight into the challenges facing our students and will allow the Chancellor’s Office to better serve them and college faculty, staff and administrators. Before her time at Contra Costa College, she was the vice president of student development and enrollment management at Folsom Lake College, dean of counseling and matriculation at Chabot College and EOP&S/CARE coordinator at Las Positas College.

Noldon earned an undergraduate degree in psychology and a master’s in counseling/student development in higher education at California State University, Long Beach. She obtained her doctorate in college student personnel administration at the University of Maryland at College Park. Noldon also taught at the University of Maryland and California State University, Long Beach.

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The Opportunity
For community colleges to become essential catalysts to California’s economic recovery and jobs creation at the local, regional and state levels.

The Strategy
Doing What MATTERS for jobs and the economy is a four-pronged framework to respond to the call of our nation, state, and regions to close the skills gap. The four prongs are:

  • Give Priority for Jobs and the Economy
  • Make Room for Jobs and the Economy
  • Promote Student Success
  • Innovate for Jobs and the Economy
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