Dr. Jane Saldaña-Talley has been named Interim Vice President, Academic Affairs/Assistant Superintendent for Santa Rosa Junior College.

In this position, 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 college’s instructional program and services. She also will continue oversight of the SRJC Petaluma campus and the District Office of Institutional Research, and serve as chief negotiator for the SRJC district in contract negotiations with the All Faculty Association.

Saldaña-Talley originally joined SRJC in July 2007 after spending five years in Phoenix as the Vice President of Administrative Services at Paradise Valley Community College, one of 10 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.

She holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of California, Davis/California State University, Fresno Joint Doctoral Program, and Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in psychology from California State University, Fresno.

SRJC 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.”