Associated with California community colleges since 1971, DONA BOATRIGHT worked in higher education as a faculty member and academic administrator, retiring after serving as Vice Chancellor for Educational Services for the California Community Colleges System Chancellorís Office. She served as a vocational dean and Vice President for Planning and Development at College of Marin before becoming Vice President of Academic Affairs there. Her first administrative position was as assistant dean at Chabot College. Prior to that she worked at Allan Hancock College for fifteen years, teaching Political Science and served as department chair and Senate president. Dona has also served as the president of the California Chief Instructional Officers Association.
Dona completed the coursework and exams for a doctorate in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. She holds a Master of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, also from UC Berkeley.
Since retiring, she has worked as a consultant to the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and the James Irvine Foundation, particularly in the area of Basic Skills education in the community colleges.
She has also been a consultant to Mira Costa College and Lassen College in the areas of Curriculum and developing Department Chair leadership. She has twice served for a year as interim Vice President of Academic Affairs for Mission College and Berkeley City College respectively.
Consulting expertise: curriculum development, basic skills, student learning outcomes, educational master planning and faculty leadership development.