SHIRLEY J. KELLY recently retired from the College of San Mateo, where she served as President and prior to that, Vice President of Instruction.
Shirley began her community college career in 1965 as a faculty member in the Chemistry Department at City College of San Francisco. After serving as the Department Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies and the President of the Academic Senate, she was selected as Assistant Dean of Instruction responsible for all of the physical science departments, engineering, math, and architecture. As Dean of Instruction responsible for additional curricular areas including ethnic studies and the biological sciences, Shirley’s college-wide responsibilities included all reports and allocations for vocational education, the computer catalog of courses, and load studies. In 1985, she was appointed as Vice President of Instruction at CCSF, a position she held until 1991, when she became Vice President of Instruction at San Mateo College.
Dr. Kelly presents at conferences and has served on numerous state boards and commissions including the Non-Credit Task Force, the Basic Skills Task Force, and the Board of Directors of the Chief Instructional Officers, and served on and chaired numerous accreditation teams.
Shirley received her Doctorate of Education with emphasis in Higher Education Administration in 1983 from the University of San Francisco and received her B.A. from Mills College in Chemistry and her M.S. in Chemistry from the University of San Francisco.