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Michelle Grimes-Hillman

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Michelle Grimes-Hillman has over 25 years of teaching and faculty leadership experience in the California community colleges. Grimes-Hillman began her educational experiences as an adjunct faculty member at Mt. San Antonio College. She was later made full-time tenured faculty and she served as the local senate president and curriculum chair. During her time at Mt. SAC, she was elected to the Academic Senate for the California Community Colleges as a member of the Executive Committee. She led efforts with accreditation, guided pathways, and served in several leadership positions including co-chair of the System Advisory Committee on Curriculum.

Grimes-Hillman served as Dean of Academic Affairs at Long Beach City College in California overseeing several programs including curriculum, adult education, dual enrollment, guided pathways, and enrollment management, as well as, serving on the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Institutional Effectiveness Partner Resource Teams supporting other colleges in their operational effectiveness. She was recently selected at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, CA as the Vice President of Instruction.

Grimes-Hillman earned a bachelor’s degree in General Psychology and a master’s degree in Experimental Psychology from California State University, Fullerton.