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Job Title: 
Vice Chancellor of Educational Services and Technology for Coast Community College District
Bio: 
Dr. Andreea Serban is an educator and administrator with more than two decades of experience in the leadership of colleges and universities in the United States and abroad and possesses a highly diverse and successful professional background. Dr. Andreea Serban currently serves as Vice Chancellor of Educational Services and Technology for Coast Community College District in Costa Mesa, CA. Dr. Serban is the district chief academic, student services and technology officer and has leadership responsibilities for instructional programs, student services, grant development, planning, institutional research, international programs, academic and administrative technology, and economic and partnership development across the three colleges in the district: Orange Coast College, Golden West College, and Coastline Community College. The three colleges offer over 300 credential and degree programs and serve 45,000 students.
 
Previously, Dr. Serban served for more than three years as Superintendent/President of Santa Barbara 
City College (SBCC) in Santa Barbara, CA, during which time she led the institution to be recognized as one of the top 10 community colleges in the country, as determined by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program. Dr. Serban also served at SBCC and South Orange County Community College District in Mission Viejo, CA, in senior positions ranging from Director of Institutional Assessment, Research and Planning to Associate Vice President for Information Technology, Research and Planning to Vice Chancellor of Technology and Learning Services. Dr. Serban also held administrative and faculty positions at University of Redlands in Redlands, CA, Rockefeller Institute of Government in Albany, NY, State University of New York System Administration in Albany, NY, Institute for Educational Sciences and University of Bucharest in Bucharest, Romania.
 
Dr. Serban received a Ph.D. and a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration from University at Albany, State University of New York and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from University of Bucharest. 
 
Dr. Serban has been involved in local, state and national organizations and recognized as an educational leader. In March 2011, Dr. Serban became the only current representative of a community college to be appointed by the U.S. Secretary of State Clinton to the prestigious U.S. National Commission for UNESCO. Dr. Serban is the Board President of the statewide non-profit consortium California Colleges for International Education.
 
Dr. Serban is a published author since 1992 and executive editor of the Journal for Applied Research in the Community College, a publication of the National Community College Council for Research and Planning. Dr. Serban authored monographs and articles and has been a frequent speaker at regional, state and national events on knowledge management, performance funding and reporting, assessment of 
student learning outcomes, enrollment management, planning, transfer strategies, remedial education and 
technology applications.