Posted on: Oct 12, 2010 1:00:00 AM
Contact: Anne Kruger
Kerry Kilber Named Grossmont College Dean
Kilber brings technical, managerial skills to role as dean of learning resources & technology
EL CAJON –Kerry Kilber has been named dean of learning resources and technology at Grossmont College. Kilber comes to the district from the University of San Diego, where she served as the director of a Web-based master’s degree program in supply chain management in the college of business administration.
As dean, Kilber is responsible for managing, implementing and coordinating college-wide learning and technology resources programs, technical equipment, data bases and infrastructure in support of academic and student services programs. She will plan, initiate and evaluate programs and systems while navigating the rapidly changing and increasingly complex environment for learning and information technology, all while confronting the realities of funding cuts to community college budgets due to California’s state budget crisis. This is happening despite increased demands for classes as students train, or retrain, for new careers and complete general education requirements to transfer to four-year universities and colleges.
Kilber says she sought the position at Grossmont College because she wanted to take on new challenges, serve a diverse population and work collaboratively to provide a comprehensive student learning experience.
“A strong team is essential to the success of any organization,” Kilber said. “Building and sustaining relationships is at the core of successfully managing any project, group, or organization. I look forward to working with various campus departments to support their needs and help them navigate the new learning environment that is becoming increasingly dependent on information technology.”
In her role as dean of learning resources and technology, Kilber will coordinate the planning and development of the information technology resources and instructional programs to support the college curriculum, including distance education delivery through online learning. She will also promote information literacy both on and off- campus, among faculty, staff, and students.
“We are thrilled to welcome Kerry Kilber to her new role as dean of learning resources and technology,” Grossmont College President Sunita V. “Sunny” Cooke said. “Kerry’s focus on providing students as well as faculty and staff the technology and support they need in order to create a successful learning environment is a perfect fit with our philosophy. We are so pleased to add Kerry and her expertise to the Grossmont College team.”
Kilber holds a master’s degree in nonprofit leadership and management from the University of San Diego, and a bachelor’s degree in German from Minnesota State University, Moorhead. She has been a resident of San Diego for 10 years. She has worked in the private educational support industry before pursuing education management in an academic environment.
For more information about Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges, go to www.gcccd.edu.