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Student Services

Aiden Ely currently serves as the Acting Assistant Superintendent/Vice President for Student Services. Mr. Ely is the executive administrator who provides leadership and support to the College’s athletic programs, counseling services, admissions and records, campus safety, and student life.

 During his 34 year career in California Community College Student Services, Mr. Ely has served as Coordinator for Contract Employment Training, Specialist in Transfer and Articulation, Dean of Student Development, Dean of Student Services, Dean of Student Success and Equity and Vice President of Student Services. He has worked at MiraCosta, Folsom Lake, Sacramento City and Cuyamaca Colleges as well as in the State Chancellor’s Office.

 These professional experiences encompass multiple aspects of the community college system including campus and state level operations, administration and direct student service, the SSSP, Student Equity, Promises, Guided Pathways, categorical programs, transfer, articulation, grants and workforce development. Administratively, his skills and experience include strategic planning, program and budget development, fiscal management, staff recruitment, training and supervision, personnel and program performance evaluation and systems improvement.

 Mr. Ely has a bachelor’s degree in Applied Behavioral Science with an emphasis on management of social agencies from George Williams College and a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University.