Vice President, Student Support Services
Dr. Victoria Hindes is Vice President of Student Services at West Valley College.
Her community college experience spans over twenty-one years, working in all areas of student services, first as classified staff, then faculty and administrator.
She taught English at the community college level and Counseling for Diverse Populations at the university level.
She began her career at College of the Siskiyous where she remained for 9 years, then worked 8 years for Shasta College, and became Executive Dean of Student Services at Victor Valley College.
She has written numerous successfully funded state and federal grants, including the Student Support Services Program, Upward Bound Math and Science, Upward Bound Classic, and the GEAR UP Program.
She also wrote several successfully funded research projects.
She has served as field reviewer for the U.S. Department of Education and was a 2006 USDA Fellow.
In 2003, she served as a visiting researcher at the Summer Teacher Institute at the University of Oslo, Norway, and has presented at the University of Bath and University of South Hampton, England.
She is most proud of implementing outstanding student services programs.
Four of these programs received the Chancellor's Office Student Success Award - two for Victor Valley College, one for Shasta College, and one for College of the Siskiyous.
In 1999 she earned her Doctor of Education Degree from University of San Francisco.
She also has a Master of Arts Degree and Bachelor's of Arts Degree both in English and an Associate of Arts Degree (Journalism) from Skyline College.