September 20, 2018, Santa Rosa, CA — Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) announced that, following a competitive internal hiring process, Dr. Jane Saldaña-Talley officially assumed the role of Interim Vice President, Academic Affairs/Assistant Superintendent on July 1.
In this position, Dr. Saldaña-Talley is responsible for overseeing all of Academic Affairs, including accreditation, grant development, policy development, strategic planning, and curriculum and services development for the District’s instructional program and services. She will also continue oversight of the SRJC Petaluma campus and the District Office of Institutional Research and serves as chief negotiator for the District in contract negotiations with the All Faculty Association.
Dr. Saldaña-Talley originally joined SRJC in July 2007 after spending five years in Phoenix, Arizona as the Vice President of Administrative Services at Paradise Valley Community College, one of ten colleges in the Maricopa Community Colleges District. She was formerly Dean of College Planning and Budget at Modesto Junior College (MJC). Prior to that, she was Dean of Allied Health/Family and Consumer Sciences and occasional adjunct psychology faculty at MJC, Vice President for Student Services at Columbia College in Sonora, and Director of Research and Planning for the Yosemite Community College District. Her career also includes experience in a variety of other educational settings including the California Department of Education, a large urban K-12 school district, the University of California, California State University, and a county office of education.
Dr. Saldaña-Talley holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of California, Davis/California State University, Fresno Joint Doctoral Program, and her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in psychology from California State University, Fresno.
President Frank Chong expressed his appreciation for Dr. Saldaña-Talley taking on the additional duties at SRJC.“I have the utmost confidence in Jane’s leadership ability,” he said. “She has been a leader at the college for a long time and I have great faith that she will help SRJC continue its legacy of excellence.”