College Hires Dean for STEM and CTE Programs
Kevin Stewart has been hired as the dean for STEM and CTE. Stewart comes to Moreno
Valley College after a stint as dean of Business, Workforce and Continuing Education
at Edmonds College in Lynnwood, WA.
Prior to Edmonds College, Stewart served as associate dean of instruction for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and as an adjunct instructor for Business and Marketing at El Centro College in Dallas, TX. His academic career began at El Centro College as a physics laboratory assistant, outreach and recruitment coordinator, and program manager. Leading him to focus on innovation, academic partnership facilitation, and novel program development to increase student access and economic mobility.
“Given Dr. Steinback’s visionary leadership, the unparalleled faculty and staff, and institution’s unwavering commitment to student success, I’m extremely excited to join Moreno Valley College,” Stewart said. “From the onset, I was struck with the level of detail and clarity of the College’s Integrated Strategic Plan (2018-2023). The College’s commitment to innovation, student access and equity, and community engagement is steadfast to say the least.”
Stewart has been recognized for his work as an educator, but he says his most rewarding experiences as an educator have been building connections, facilitating student success, and supporting student achievement toward various academic and professional goals.
“In my new role, I look forward to ensuring we continue this momentum and make an even greater impact within the Inland Empire; whereas, Moreno Valley College is uniquely positioned to become an even brighter beacon for workforce engagement, academic partnerships, and economic mobility,” he said. “In addition to serving both faculty and students, I look forward to connecting with local industry and community leaders. I’m in the barrier busting business – increasing student access and economic mobility for all Inland Empire stakeholders.”
Stewart, who holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Tyler and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Southwest Baptist University. He is on track to earn his Doctor of Education from the University of Southern California in May.