Andreea Serban, Ph.D.

Over the course of her extensive career as a college administrator, Dr. Andreea Serban has demonstrated a vast degree of skill in the strategic, programmatic, and fiscal direction of college and districts of all sizes. As Interim Vice Chancellor of Educational Services at Coast Community College District (CCCD) in Costa Mesa, California, Dr. Serban oversees a wide range of initiatives related to instruction, student services, and grant development for Orange Coast College, Golden West College, and Coastline Community College. A member of the executive administration at CCCD since October 2011, Dr. Andreea Serban brings an outstanding professional record to her work, along with more than 20 years of relevant experience in the higher education sector. In addition to her responsibilities at CCCD, Dr. Serban serves on the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO, which leads initiatives that develop humanitarian and educational programs across the globe. Appointed to this commission by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in March 2011, Dr. Andreea Serban is the only community college representative on the commission. Dr. Serban is also the Board President of the statewide non-profit consortia California Colleges for International Education, which has a membership of 84 California community colleges and serves as an advocate and clearinghouse for international education activities. Prior to her present endeavors, Dr. Serban spent more than three years as Superintendent and President of Santa Barbara City College (SBCC), during which time she positioned the school as one of the top 10 community colleges in the country, as determined by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program. Previously, Dr. Andreea Serban served as Vice Chancellor of Technology and Learning Services for South Orange County Community College District; Associate Vice President of Information Technology, Research and Planning and as Director of Institutional Assessment, Research and Planning at SBCC; and Consulting Program Associate for the Higher Education Program of the Rockefeller Institute of Government. Andreea Serban holds a Ph.D. and M.S. from the University at Albany, State University of New York, School of Education; she also earned a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Bucharest in Romania.