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Citrus College Appoints New Vice President of Student Services 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:        JULY 18, 2012
FURTHER INFORMATION:          STACY ARMSTRONG (626) 857-4082, PAULA GREEN (626) 914-8873


Citrus College Appoints New Vice President of Student Services
by Stacy Armstrong

 

Dr. Arvid Spor of Buena Park has been selected as Citrus College’s new vice president of student services.  He will begin his tenure on August 13, 2012.

 

The employment of Dr. Spor was approved during last night’s meeting of the Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees.  Spor succeeds Dr. Jeanne Hamilton who retired in May 2011 after twenty-five years of service.

 

“Dr. Spor is an excellent choice to lead the many programs, departments and offices comprising Citrus College’s Student Services Division,” said Mrs. Joanne Montgomery, president of the Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees.  “He brings with him a wealth of experience in community college administration and has a strong leadership background in the areas of admissions and records, financial aid, job placement and school relations.  We are confident that he will be an asset as the college moves toward the future. ”

 

During his 16 years of experience in community college education, Dr. Spor has worked as both a counselor and an administrator.  His past administrative positions include acting dean of community advancement, director of workforce and community education, acting dean of enrollment services, and special assistant to the vice president of students and community advancement at El Camino College in Torrance, CA.  He also provided leadership at the college’s Compton Center and chaired/co-chaired many committees, including the El Camino College accreditation self-study.

 

Most recently, Spor served as the dean of enrollment services at El Camino College.  In this position he was responsible for overseeing student discipline and grievances, outreach and school relations, assessment and testing, financial aid, student development, first year experience/learning communities, job placement and foster care.

 

A former community college student himself, Dr. Spor obtained his bachelor’s degree in business and psychology from Oregon State University after attending Portland Community College.  He received his master’s degree in counseling from California State University, Long Beach and was recognized as the college’s Outstanding Graduate Student.  He also won second place for graduate studies in behavioral and social sciences at the 1998 California State University statewide student competition.  In 2008, he earned a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Southern California.

 

Dr. Geraldine Perri, superintendent/president of Citrus College, says that Dr. Spor’s impressive educational and professional background made him the ideal candidate for the job of vice president of student services at Citrus College.

 

“In this new position, Dr. Spor will manage a variety of college offices and departments that are crucial to providing students with a quality education,” she said.  “His extensive knowledge and experience will be extremely valuable as the college continues to deliver services that help students achieve success, complete college and meet their educational goals.”

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:        JULY 18, 2012
FURTHER INFORMATION:          STACY ARMSTRONG (626) 857-4082, PAULA GREEN (626) 914-8873

 

 
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