Christine Hernandez began serving as Vice President of Student Services at Merritt College on January 3, 2018. The breadth and scope of her more than 15 years experience in the area of student services reflects a focus on collaborative partnershps, educational leadership, federal grant management, state and local compliance, budgeting, staffing, development and implementation of administrative policy, and use of technology to streamline business processes to enhance services to students. Most recently she served as Dean of Financial Aid and Student Services at Sacramento Ctiy College.
She has also served in student services and enrollment capacities at Truckee Meadows Community College, Bakersfield College, and Cerro Coso Community College. She graduated from Cerro Coso Community College and went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology at CSU Bakersfield and her Master’s Degree in Educational Technology from Pepperdine University. She is a member of the Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institution Educators (AHSIE), the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) and numerous other professional associations.