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VPAA Search Candidate: Dr. Kay Nguyen

Dr. Kay Nguyen

Dr. Kay Nguyen

Dr. Kay Nguyen is the Dean of Arts and Letters, Non-Credit, and Institutional Effectiveness at Golden West College. Prior to this assignment, she served as GWC's Dean of Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation Liaison Officer from 2013 through 2020. Dr. Nguyen previously worked at two other community colleges, including Cerritos College, where she was the Director of Research and Planning, and Citrus College, where she was the Research Analyst. Dr. Nguyen has also served as an adjunct faculty in the Political Science department at Coastline College.

She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Political Science from University of California, Riverside and a doctorate in educational leadership from California State University, Long Beach. She is passionate about and committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility. She believes that community colleges play a critical role in democratizing higher education and dismantling structural racism that exists in our society and educational system.