Dena Maloney named president/superintendent of El Camino Community College District in California
El Camino Community College District
November 28, 2015
Dena Maloney selected to lead El Camino Community College District
The El Camino Community College District (ECCCD) Board of Trustees announces the selection of Dr. Dena Maloney as Superintendent/President.
Dr. Maloney currently serves as Superintendent/President of the West Kern Community College District/Taft College. She will become the sixth Superintendent/President in the El Camino Community College District’s 68-year history.
"We are very pleased to be welcoming Dr. Maloney to the El Camino College family,” said Board President Bill Beverly. “Her experience and leadership will serve the district well during this time of transition."
Dr. Maloney began her career in higher education at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita. In 2007, she was named Founding Dean of the Canyon Country Campus, a new educational center within the Santa Clarita Community College District. Dr. Maloney later became Assistant Superintendent/Vice President, with responsibilities for the Canyon Country Campus, as well as the district’s economic development programs. In May 2012, she was appointed Superintendent/President of the West Kern Community College District/Taft College.
Dr. Maloney earned a doctorate in education from the University of La Verne, a master’s degree in government from Georgetown University, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Loyola Marymount University.
“I am honored to be selected as the next Superintendent/President of El Camino College,” said Dr. Maloney. “The college’s strong commitment to academic excellence and student success is evident in its impressive transfer rate, high-quality career technical education offerings, and comprehensive foundational skills programs. It is an exciting time to be a part of El Camino College and the Compton Center, and I appreciate the opportunity to serve the El Camino Community College District.”
The college began a nationwide search process this past spring, after Thomas M. Fallo, ECC President for 20 years, announced that he would retire effective Feb. 1, 2016. A search committee comprised of campus groups including students, faculty, staff, managers and community members, screened candidates and recommended five finalists who participated in public forums and interviews with the Board of Trustees before the final selection.