Ann Elliott was named Interim Dean of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences in August 2017. Ann began her teaching career in Barcelona as an English Instructor at one of the city’s premiere business colleges. Returning to California, she served as Interim Director of the ESL Learning Center at UC Berkeley. In 1991 she was hired as Director of Merritt’s Learning Center, and during her 25 –year tenure at Merritt, she has served as English and Humanities Department Chair/Co-chair as well as Chair of other campus committees including the Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee and the College Educational Master Planning Committee. She has been a long-time member of the Academic Senate and served at the District as Staff Development Officer. Her commitment to the success of all students has led her to focus on helping students build their foundational knowledge and develop the skills necessary to realize their goals.