The official campus-wide podcast of San Bernardino Valley College, a partnership between the Office of the President, Department of Marketing & Public Relations, and Department of Film, Television & Media.


Meet The Host

A photo portrait of Linda Fontanilla

Linda Fontanilla, Ed.D.

Dr. Linda Fontanilla was the Interim President of San Bernardino Valley College (succeeded by current SBVC President Dr. Gilbert J. Contreras). In this role, she oversaw a highly diverse campus of over 10,000 students and 1,200 employees in the heart of Southern California's Inland Empire, serving the cities of San Bernardino, Colton, Rialto, Highland, Loma Linda, Grand Terrace, Big Bear Lake, and numerous residential communities in the college's immediate vicinity, as well as thousands of online students from across the globe.

Dr. Fontanilla brought a wealth of experience and accomplishments to her service as a community college executive, adjunct faculty member, and air traffic controller for the U.S. Air Force and the Federal Aviation Administration.

Most recently, Dr. Fontanilla served from 2012 to 2020 as the Vice President of Student Support Services at Irvine Valley College in the South Orange County Community College District.

During her distinguished tenure in California's higher education system, she has served as the Chief Student Services Officer for the California Community Colleges and as an executive committee member of the statewide Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI), as well as extensively coaching new higher education executives across the state.

Dr. Fontanilla earned an associate's degree from Sacramento City College, a bachelor of science degree in speech pathology/audiology from California State University Sacramento, a master of arts degree in organizational behavior from the California School of Professional Psychology and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of La Verne School of Educational Leadership.