McGowan Hired as VP of Academic Affairs

Jan 15, 2024
Moreno Valley College
Joumana McGowan hired as VPAA

Joumana McGowan, Ed.D., has been hired as the vice president of Academic Affairs at Moreno Valley College.

The Office of Academic Affairs supports student learning, faculty teaching and oversight of courses, programs, and areas of emphasis. The office also addresses student concerns and assists students by providing information regarding academic procedures.

McGowan comes to Moreno Valley College with over 25 years of experience in higher education. 

"I am excited and honored to serve Moreno Valley College students, team members, and the community,” McGowan said.

Prior to accepting the vice president’s job at Moreno Valley College, McGowan spent three years at Citrus College as vice president of Academic Affairs. She spent over 10 at Mt. San Antonio College as associate vice president of Instructional Services and dean of Business.

McGowan was also previously the dean of instruction at Coastline College, overseeing the business, computer information systems and career and technical education departments. Her teaching experience includes being a full-time tenured faculty member, business management department chair and faculty senate president at Fullerton College.

McGowan holds an associate degree from Mt. San Antonio College, a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a Master of Business Administration degree from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; and a doctorate degree and graduate certificate in Community College Leadership from the University of Southern California. In 2018, completed the Harvard University Institute for Management and Leadership in Education program.

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