Chris Hill, a faculty member at Grossmont College for 11 years, has been named senior dean of college planning and institutional effectiveness.
In her new position, Hill will help to devise strategies to enable the college to meet goals such as increasing its outreach to underserved communities; assuring that students have the necessary support to complete their studies; and developing grant applications and budget analyses to support these efforts.
Hill has worn many hats since she began working as a geology instructor at Grossmont College in 2002. In 2007, she was elected as president of the college’s Academic Senate. Hill began a second two-year Academic Senate term in 2009, but before it was completed, she was tapped by the college to serve for a semester as its interim dean of Math, Natural Science, Exercise and Wellness.
In spring 2010, Hill stepped away from the interim position to serve as faculty co-chair for Grossmont College’s accreditation self-study. She was then selected to fill a vacancy as acting vice president for academic affairs while she continued to lead the college in preparing for its evaluation by accreditors.
Beginning last summer, Hill was named interim senior dean for college planning and institutional effectiveness, where she served until she was selected to fill the position permanently.
Hill’s leadership in chairing Grossmont College’s accreditation effort, as well as her willingness to step up whenever any task was assigned to her, were factors in her selection in August 2013 as Grossmont College’s Distinguished Faculty Member of the Year.
Hill attended Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, before earning a bachelor’s and master’s degree in geology at San Diego State University. She earned her doctorate degree at the University of Southern California.