New Cuesta Interim VP of Student Success and Support Programs

Written by Estero Bay News

March 26, 2021

Dr. Elizabeth Coria

The San Luis Obispo County Community College District Board of Trustees approved Dr. Elizabeth Coria as Cuesta College’s interim assistant superintendent / vice president of student success and support programs, campus centers.
“I am pleased to welcome Dr. Elizabeth Coria to the executive team at Cuesta College,” said Superintendent / President Dr. Jill Stearns. “The national search brought forward a top candidate with experience as chief student services officer in California community colleges.”
Dr. Coria has more than 18.5 years of California community college administrative experience, most recently as interim assistant superintendent / vice president of student services at San Joaquin Delta College. She was the associate vice chancellor of student affairs at the City College of San Francisco where she also previously served as dean of financial aid & student success programs overseeing financial aid, EOPS/CARE, CalWORKs, Guardian Scholars, Homeless-At-Risk Transitional Student Program (HARTS), scholarships and student employment. She also served as director of financial aid, scholarships and veteran services and administrator of student financial services at Rio Hondo College.
She completed her undergraduate work in business administration at Whittier College, attained a master’s degree in management from the University of Redlands, and completed her doctoral degree in higher education community college leadership from California State University, Fullerton.
Dr. Coria is from East Los Angeles, California. She is a first-generation college student, and because of her personal life experiences, understands the challenges students face in navigating our educational system, Cuesta officials said. “She is enthusiastic about assisting students to achieve academic success.”

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