Fil-Am educator named college vice president
• Alexis S. Montevirgen becomes highest-rangking Filipino American in his community college district
• At 34, he is one of the youngest educational leaders in California
ALAMEDA, California — Alexis S. Montevirgen, Ed.D. has been appointed Vice President of Student Services at College of Alameda, the Board of Trustees for the Peralta Community College District announced recently.
The appointment makes Montevirgen the highest-ranking Filipino-American administrator in the Peralta Community College District and the first to be appointed to a top position in the district’s 50-year history. At the age of 34, Montevirgen he is also one of the youngest educational leaders in the state.
Montevirgen joined College of Alameda as the Dean of Enrollment Services/Student Services in August of 2009 and he has been serving as the College’s Interim Vice President of Student Services since July of 2013.
Prior to joining College of Alameda, Montevirgen was Director of Student Life at Evergreen Valley College in San Jose, California. He also held prior student services appointments at California State University San Marcos and San Jose State University.
Montevirgen earned his doctorate degree in dducational leadership from San Francisco State University, his masters degree from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education,and his bachelors degree in biology with minors in psychology and literatures in English from the University of California, San Diego.
His primary research interests include counter-narrative methodology, transformative leadership, student success, educational equity and social justice education.
He is one of the founders of Men of Color Initiative at College of Alameda. Moreover, he has championed student success efforts to ensure that the college is compliant with the Student Success Act legislation.
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