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Chaparral 2015-2016: 24.1 Welcome New Administrators

Welcome New Administrators (September 2015)


Brad Hardison

Interim Associate Dean of Financial Aid

Brad Hardison joined GCC on September 1st as the Interim Associate Dean of Financial Aid. He most recently managed the Financial Aid Office at Santa Barbara City College where he served as the Director for the last 14 years. Brad has a Master of Arts in Public Administration from CSUN. Brad has served the financial aid profession statewide as a Past President of the California Community College Financial Aid Administrator’s Association. Mostly recently, in 2014, he was a Non Federal Negotiator representing 2 year public institutions for Department of Education rulemaking efforts on program integrity and improvement.

Robert Hill

Dean of Student Services

A Southern California native, Dr. Robert Hill comes to GCC from San Jacinto College where he served as Director of the Trio Program. After serving seven years in the U.S. Armed Forces, Dr. Hill attended Saddleback College where he earned an Associate of Arts degree and had his first taste of academic success. He went on to receive Bachelors and Master's degrees in Public Administration and Policy from the University of La Verne, and a Doctorate from USC in Educational Leadership. With nearly twenty years of service in higher education, Dr. Hill has served college students as a coach, a teacher, and an administrator, with experience ranging from student support to the development of programs such as EOPS, Students Affairs/Life, and Trio.

Michael Ritterbrown

Vice President of Instructional Services

Michael Ritterbrown has a bachelor’s degree from USC and a master’s from Warren Wilson College. He started as an adjunct English instructor at GCC in 1998. In 1999, he became a full-time instructor, was granted tenure in 2003, and became division chair of English in 2004. In 2012, he became Dean of Instructional Services and served in that capacity until 2015 when he became Vice President of Instructional Services.

Thomas Voden

Dean of Instructional Services

Thomas Voden joined the mathematics faculty at Glendale Community College in 2007 and was voted 2007/08 teacher of the year for mathematics by the GCC Associated Students. He later went on to serve as Project Director of an HSI-STEM grant from the U.S. Department of Education, which is focused on instilling active, experiential learning opportunities throughout GCC’s STEM curriculum. In September he began his new role as GCC’s Dean of Instructional Services. Tom holds a B.S. degree in mathematics from the University of California, Riverside, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics from the University of California, San Diego.

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