SBVC has named Vanessa Thomas as the new Dean of Applied Technology, Transportation, and Culinary Arts. Vanessa is a seasoned community college educator with over 20 years of combined faculty and administrative experience in the community college system.

She has worked closely with regional career technical education deans and directors, the San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board, community-based organizations, and industry leaders to build educational programs that produce skilled workers to satisfy high-demand, high-wage workforce needs. Vanessa is also committed to building and maintaining programs that improve the social-economic upward mobility of students.

As division dean, under the administrative direction of the Vice President of Instruction, Vanessa will be responsible for ensuring that the learning-centered programs and services offered by the departments meet the needs of a diverse student population, comply with all state and federal regulations and comply with the budget goals of the college and the district.