Following a nationwide search, Shakerra Carter, Ed.D., has been selected to serve as the Vice President of Student Services (VPSS) at San Diego College of Continuing Education (SDCCE). The San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) approved the appointment at the regularly scheduled Board of Trustees meeting in December.
“SDCCE is one of the most diverse adult schools in California. I am honored to be a part of advancing their mission and to strategically build upon the college’s inclusion efforts and to enhance the student experience on and off campus,” said Dr. Carter who will focus on the delivery of student support services centered around student equity.
SDCCE is the adult education, noncredit college within SDCCD and has been providing adult education services to the city of San Diego for more than 100 years since 1914. The institution has become a major provider of college preparation and vocational education programs, as well as a major educational provider for underserved, underemployed, displaced, and disenfranchised adults across the county. With more than 170 countries represented among the student population, SDCCE serves disadvantaged adults, adult immigrants, and adults with disabilities, and is the largest separately accredited noncredit continuing education institution in the nation.
“Dr. Carter has extensive leadership experience managing Student Services programs," said Kay Faulconer Boger, Ed.D, Interim President of SDCCE. "Her appointment comes at a time when SDCCE is focused on creating a fully online support services system to respond to remote teaching and learning and Dr. Carter's role will be critical to measuring our success in serving students.”
The free Career training programs at SDCCE enhance student income and employment potential and facilitate the transition to further education, including certificate programs in basic skills, career technical education, English as a second language (ESL), disability and support services (DSPS), emeritus, community education, general interest classes, and customized contract training classes designed for the business sector.
Dr. Carter previously served for more than five years as SDCCD's Dean for Outreach, Student Affairs, and Pre-Enrollment Services. She was also Title IX Compliance Coordinator and a member of the Senior Leadership team for the Vice Chancellor of Student Services for more than six years. Prior experience includes working at Grossmont College as an Interim Supervisor for Counseling and Assessment, and an Interim Director of Student Activities. Dr. Carter also served as the Lead Transfer Admissions Counselor at San Diego State University (SDSU) for four years. She has earned a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from SDSU and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership (with a specialization in Student Affairs) also from SDSU.