Butte College has named Virginia Guleff as its new Vice President for Student Learning and Economic Development. She will begin her new position January 3. Guleff was officially appointed to the position at the Butte College Board of Trustees meeting November 16.
“I am honored to serve Butte College in this role and for the opportunity to further the college’s outstanding work in providing educational opportunities to our rural students,” said Guleff.
Guleff and her team will be focused on advancing and integrating the many initiatives that community colleges around the state are implementing including student success and retention, completion, student learning outcomes, student equity, and guided pathways. She will provide leadership for all academic programs, as well as economic and workforce development programs.
"Virginia is a proven leader serving many years as a vice president and also a dean which will serve Butte College well. Her areas of expertise and collaborative leadership style are exceptional and we're thrilled she will be joining us," said Samia Yaqub, Butte College President.
Virginia Guleff is currently the interim Vice President for Instruction at Solano College. Prior to that she served as the Vice President for Education and Student Services for four years at Mendocino College where she provided leadership for instructional and student services. She served as Dean of Instruction and also Dean of Career and Technical Education at Mendocino College for five years prior. Additionally, Virginia was a tenured faculty member for 10 years in the San Diego Community College District and the Chair, Department of English, Communications and World Languages at San Diego Miramar College.
She holds a master's degree in linguistics from San Diego State University, and a bachelor's degree in linguistics from San Jose State University.
Guleff serves as co-chair of the California Community College Curriculum Committee (5C). She is a member of the Association of California Community College Administrators (ACCCA) and the California Community Colleges Chief Instructional Officers (CCCCIO). She has served on the North Far North Regional Consortium Coordinating Council and as the Region 1 Representative to the California Community College Chief Instructional Officers Board.