September 3—Earlier this week, Yuba College welcomed Dr. Tonia Teresh as the new Vice President of Student Services.
With this new position, Teresh is now responsible for Admissions and Enrollment, Expanded Opportunity Programs and Services, CalWorks, Career Services, Counseling, Financial Aid, Outreach, Testing, Transfer , TRiO, Upward Bound and veterans services programs, Yuba College officials said.
Yuba College President Dr. Tawny Dotson said Teresh’s work with Yuba College will enable the institution to continue the education of students.
“Dr. Teresh’s experience at community colleges and four-year institutions will help us advance our efforts to ensure that students can access our courses, continue their education when life presents challenges, and graduate. His experience across California is impressive and I look forward to seeing her strengthen our student services division,” Dotson said in a statement.
Prior to this role, Teresh previously served as Dean of Student Development and Enrollment at San Diego Miramar College. She also worked as dean of student services at Barstow Community College, manager of academic and student services at Diablo Valley College and assistant dean of student affairs at California State University, Fullerton, officials said.
Teresh has also taught as an auxiliary and served as leadership coordinator for the
University of California-Davis as well as the Greek Life coordinator for the University of North Florida, officials said.
She earned a bachelor’s degree as well as a master’s degree from West Virginia University before earning a doctorate in higher education from Northeastern University, officials said.
Teresh said she looks forward to joining Yuba College’s goal of helping students gain academic and career opportunities that would otherwise be difficult to achieve.
“As open-access institutions, community colleges serve as a gateway to vocational training and transfer opportunities for many students who otherwise could not access higher education, including low-income, first generation and other underserved and underrepresented students.I am honored to have been chosen to lead the student services division and help continue Yuba College’s strong history of serving Yuba and Sutter counties. I am thrilled to join such an enthusiastic group of colleagues committed to student success,” Teresh said in a statement.