(Santa Ana, CA) - Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) has named Elizabeth Arteaga, MBA, as the new associate dean of business and career technical education at Santiago Canyon College (SCC). Arteaga will be responsible for all aspects of divisional instructional programs, including apprenticeship programs, career education and economic and workforce development. She will additionally be responsible for the hiring and training of department staff, maintaining student records, long-range strategic planning for the division and representing the department within the community.
Arteaga has a long history with RSCCD and expertise in working with startups by assisting business and entrepreneurs with business planning, marketing and market research. Most recently, she served as the interim associate dean of business and career technical education at Santiago Canyon College (SCC) where she worked with faculty on program development and grant management, as well as assisted with special projects. Prior to her role at SCC she was the Small Business Deputy Sector Navigator for Orange County. Within that role, she seamlessly navigated between industry and education to improve and expand business and entrepreneurial curriculum to develop and build a job-ready workforce.
Arteaga is a recipient of the Women Making a Difference Excellence Award from the Office of former California Assemblymember Lou Correa, the Michael R. Jones Business Impact Award from the Orange County Black Chamber of Commerce, and the Team Choice Award from the Orange County/Inland Empire Small Business Development Center (SBDC).
She currently serves as immediate past president of the National Hispanic Business Women Association (NHBWA) and is a member of the Association of the Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) and Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, in addition to being part of several professional groups and committees.
Arteaga holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Redlands and Bachelor of Arts in business administration and Spanish from California State University, Fullerton.
About the Rancho Santiago Community College District
Santa Ana College and Santiago Canyon College are public community colleges of the Rancho Santiago Community College District, which serves the residents of Anaheim Hills, Orange, Santa Ana, Villa Park, and portions of Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, and Tustin. Both colleges provide education for academic transfer and careers, courses for personal and professional development, and customized training for business and industry.
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