Dr. Denise Swett is the Vice President of Student Services at Foothill College. Denise has worked at both 2 and 4-year colleges, including 11 years at the University of San Francisco in student life, Chabot College as Dean of Students, and Cañada College as Vice President of Student Services.
Denise has been with Foothill College since July of 2007. As vice president she provides leadership and guidance for the student services division. She also supervises a collaborative team of faculty and staff providing coursework, programs, and services at Middlefield Campus, area high schools and Regional Occupational Programs, and community based organizations. She also oversees career and workforce grants, the Workforce Innovation Partnership, and the Family Engagement Institute and college-wide professional development.
She was Administrator of the Year, Foothill College, 2008-09 and has been recognized for her work by the Association of Mexican American Educators of Silicon Valley receiving the Educator of the Year award for 2010-11, and recently received the National Community College Administrator of the Year 2011-12 from NASPA, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. Denise earned her BA and MPA at San Jose State University and her Ed.D. in organization and leadership (with a concentration in higher education administration) from the University of San Francisco.
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- Providing Student Services 24/7
With increasingly limited resources and high demands from today’s students, institutions are finding it difficult to provide services to all students in a cost-effective manner. Several institutions are turning to technology-based solutions to solve this program. One example is StudentLingo, a series of interactive on-demand workshops, action plans, and valuable resources focused on helping students achieve their academic, personal, and career goals.
- Providing Professional Development 24/7: Restructuring How We Deliver Training
It’s time to do more with less. Learn innovative and cost-effective strategies that will help your department provide on-going professional development anytime, anywhere. With increasingly limited resources and high demands from faculty and staff, institutions are finding it difficult to provide training in a cost-effective manner. This session will explore a series of online tools faculty and staff can use to provide training 24/7.
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