Irvine Valley College (IVC) has named Rick Miranda as Vice President for Instruction. He will begin in his new role on July 11 pending board ratification. Rick replaces Dr. Chris McDonald who accepted the position of Vice-Chancellor of Educational and Technology Services for the South Orange County Community College District in March.
Since 2016, Miranda has served as Vice President of Academic Affairs/Assistant Superintendent at Cerritos College where his key responsibilities include leading, planning, supervising, coordinating, and evaluating all areas of the instructional programs and services. Miranda is responsible for enrollment management, academic compliance, budget supervision, and overall instructional support, including participating in and supporting the accreditation process as the Accreditation Liaison Officer.
Before his role as Vice President of Academic Affairs, Miranda spent four years as the Dean of Academic Affairs at Cerritos College. Prior to that, he served as a professor of biology for Taft College. He also taught at California State University, Bakersfield. He holds a master's degree in biology from California State University, San Bernardino, and is currently pursuing an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership.
“I am excited and honored to become a part of IVC,” Miranda said. “I am looking forward to continuing the great work the college is doing and to exploring new opportunities to meet the needs of our surrounding communities.”
IVC President John Hernandez said, “This upcoming academic year will continue to be transformative as we navigate the everchanging and evolving needs of our students and campus constituents. I know Rick will hit the ground running this summer and is anxious to continue building on the tremendous work we are already doing.”
Interim Vice President for Instruction Dr. Irene Malmgren will stay on with IVC through July to assist with the transition.