El Camino College Announces Two New Vice Presidents
Brian Fahnestock named vice president, administrative services; Ross Miyashiro named vice president, student services
The El Camino Community College District Board of Trustees recently approved two new vice president appointments to the administration team. Brian Fahnestock is the college’s new vice president, administrative services, and Ross Miyashiro is vice president, student services. Both administrators began their new positions Sept. 18.
Brian Fahnestock has served at the executive level in higher education institutions within the California State University and California Community Colleges systems. His career in financial management began over 30 years ago as a naval officer and financial controller. After leaving the military, Fahnestock served as the division chief at the Office of the Auditor-Controller for the County of Santa Barbara and was eventually promoted to assistant director. In 1999, he joined Santa Barbara City College as the vice president of business services for four years. Fahnestock spent 10 years in private industry before rejoining the community college system, serving as vice chancellor of business and administrative services for the Ventura County Community College District. He most recently served as the associate vice president of fiscal affairs at San Francisco State University. Fahnestock earned a master’s degree in financial management from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey.
Ross Miyashiro has more than 20 years of experience in student services at both the university and community college level. His career in student services began at California State University, Monterey Bay in 1994, serving as a coordinator in the Student Information Center, and progressing to director of academic advising and articulation in 1996. Miyashiro then became associate director of transfer and student programs at the CSU Office of the Chancellor. In 2001, he accepted a position as the dean of enrollment services at Long Beach City College, where he participated in the development of the Long Beach Promise, the leading model in community college promise programs. He most recently served as vice president of student services at Coastline Community College. Miyashiro earned a Master of Arts in educational counseling from CSU San Bernardino and is currently in the dissertation phase of his doctorate.
A comprehensive two-year college, El Camino College serves approximately 25,000 students each semester. Students have access to excellent academic offerings, career and technical education programs, exceptional student services, new and technologically advanced classrooms, as well as tutoring and mentoring programs.
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- Brian Fahnestock, El Camino College vice president, administrative services
- Ross Miyashiro, El Camino College, vice president, student services