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For Immediate Release
September 19, 2013

Moreno Valley College Hires First
Dean of Instruction, Career Technical Education


CTE Dean

Fresno City College administrator Christopher Whiteside has been selected as Moreno Valley College's dean of instruction, Career Technical Education.

"Chris is an experienced dean with an impressive record in grants, integrated planning, and winning confidence equally among those with whom he works and community employers," said MVC Vice President of Academic Affairs Robin L. Steinback. "He has experience in advanced technology, agriculture, business, computer and IT, health and allied health, hospitality and tourism, industry, law enforcement and security, and transportation programs."

At Fresno City College, Whiteside led a division composed of general education/transfer and CTE programs. As dean of CTE at MVC, he'll work with Health Human and Public Services programs as well as the Public Safety Education Training Departments.

Whiteside earned a bachelor's degree in computer science and went on to earn a master's degree in software engineering. As a full-time instructor of computer science and information technology, he gained extensive experience with program development and accreditation and was actively engaged in college governance, Steinback said.

After leaving the classroom, Whiteside spent six years as dean of Continuing Education and Workforce Development at Leeward Community College in Pearl City Hawaii.

"My goal at Moreno Valley College is to increase the College's ability to serve this community by leveraging resources to maintain/develop sustainable CTE programs that can meet the demands of an ever-changing workforce," Whiteside said. "The population growth projections over the next few years are exciting. Through well-developed educational programs and services, MVC CTE can be an integral part of opportunities offered within this community."

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