Cynthia Olivo, PCC's vice president of student services, is one of 40 community college leaders chosen from across the country to join the 2017-2018 class of the Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence.

Delivered in collaboration with the Stanford Educational Leadership Initiative and top community college leaders, the program focuses on a new vision for leadership centered on delivering strong student outcomes in four areas: learning, completion while in community college and of bachelor’s degrees after transfer, employment and earnings after graduation, and equitable access and success for underrepresented minority and low-income students.

Dr. Olivo was selected through a rigorous process that considered her abilities to take strategic risks, lead strong teams and cultivate partnerships, and focus on results-oriented improvements for greater student success and access. 

The granddaughter of migrant farmworkers and raised by a single mother, Dr. Olivo has a 22-year career as a college administrator with experience at the university and community college level. She earned her doctorate from Claremont Graduate University and her bachelor's and master's degrees from California State University, San Bernardino.

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