Dr. Jeanie Nishime has been in the California Community College system for over 30 years. For the past three years, she has served as the Vice President, Student and Community Advancement at El Camino College. Prior to her current assignment, she was the Dean of Counseling for a total of 15 years at Riverside Community College followed by Pasadena City College.
Jeanie began her community college career at Fullerton College in a classified position as the EOPS Peer Counseling Coordinator. She eventually became the EOPS counselor, then the Matriculation Coordinator at Fullerton College. She continued to coordinate matriculation activities at both Pasadena and Riverside community colleges.
Jeanie received her Ed.D. in Institutional Management from Pepperdine University, an MS in Counseling from CSULB and her BS in Psychology from Point Loma College in San Diego.
Born and raised in Japan, but educated in English, Jeanie has traveled extensively in Europe and Asia. She has a great interest in culture and international education. Professionally, she has been a facilitator with the International Chair Academy and served for three years as the co-chair of the Management Development Commission of ACCCA. In 2009, she received the ACCCA Volunteer of the Year award.