Dr. Victoria Hindes is the Executive Dean of Student Services at Victor Valley College. Her community college experience spans over twenty-one years, working in all areas of student services including categorical programs. Prior to becoming an administrator, she was an English instructor and has also taught counseling for diverse populations to graduate students. Dr Hindes served as Director of Research and Grants at Shasta College prior to her current position. She has written numerous successfully funded state and federal grants, including the Student Support Services Program, Upward Bound Math and Science, Upward Bound Classic, and the GEAR UP Programs. She also wrote several successfully funded research projects. She has served as field reviewer for the U.S. Department of Education and was a 2006 USDA Fellow. In 2003, she served as a visiting scholar at the Summer Teacher Institute at the University of Oslo, Norway and has presented at the University of Bath and University of South Hampton, England. Dr. Hindes is most proud of implementing outstanding student services programs. Two of these programs recently received the Chancellor’s Office Student Success Award.