We look forward to helping you launch your bright future right here at MPC!

Our goal is to ensure the best possible learning experience for our students at Monterey Peninsula College, with the highest standards in teaching, learning and service.  Whether your goal is for college transfer, an Associate of Arts or Sciences degree, a certificate or even life-long learning, the Office of Academic Affairs is here to make it happen for you.


The Office of Academic Affairs provides leadership to advance excellence in teaching and learning through fiscally responsible academic programs and related services for students, faculty, and staff.


Serve as a leader providing outstanding educational pathways and partnerships to foster vibrant futures for our students and the Monterey Peninsula community

We value service and leadership that includes:

  • Collaboration
  • Effective Communication
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Innovation
  • Student Success

The Office of Academic Affairs oversees the administration of transfer and vocational instruction programs, as well as the curriculum approval process, community education and distance education.  Other responsibilities of this office include program, schedule and catalog development.

Kiran Kamath, the Vice President of Academic Affairs, and the Office of Academic Affairs personnel are located in the administration building, office #120, on the main campus.  The leadership team in Academic Affairs (with their corresponding responsibilities) is highlighted below.

*Contact information for the Office of Academic Affairs can be found in our  Staff Directory.

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Kiran Kamath, Vice President of Academic Affairs, (831) 646-4034
Alexis Bollin, Administrative Assistant, (831) 646-4033

  • Academic Affairs
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer

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Judith Cutting, Dean of Instruction - Career & Technical Education (CTE), (831) 646-4039
Dylan Harbert, Admimnistrative Assistant, (831) 646-3039.

The Dean of Instruction - CTE supports the following CTE programs:

Also responsible for:

  • Strong Workforce Program
  • Perkins/Transitions grants
  • Economic & Workforce Development

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Dr. Jon Knolle, Dean of Instruction - Library, Learning Resources & Online Education, (831) 646-3030
John Skellenger, Administrative Assistant, (831) 646-4081

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Dr. Vincent van Joolen, Dean of Instruction  - STEM
Alicia Rocha, Administrative Assistant, (831) 646-4055

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Dr. Cathryn Wilkinson, Dean of Instruction - Liberal Arts
Sysalieu Lori Phung, (831) 646-3034

Also responsible for: