Dr. Robin McFarland

Dr. Robin McFarland, Acting Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Instruction of Cabrillo College.

Before accepting the position of Vice President of Instruction, Dr. McFarland taught in the Biology Department at Cabrillo College. She is passionate about helping students reach their personal and professional goals. She earned a Ph.D. in physical (biological) anthropology from the University of Washington, where she studied the relationship between body fat and reproduction in primates. Robin subsequently conducted research on comparative ape anatomy with colleagues at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Prior to graduate school, Robin was a Rotary Scholar for one year at University of Cape Town in South Africa. She also studied as an undergraduate for one year at l’Universite de Poitiers, France. She is a coauthor of an Anatomy and Physiology textbook published by McGraw-Hill.

Photo credit: Aidan Freund, Cabrillo student

College Mission and Vision Statements

Mission Statement

Cabrillo College empowers students to be effective communicators, critical thinkers, and responsible world citizens. With a commitment to quality and equity, we connect all learners to pathways that propel them from where they are to where they aspire to be, including: academic, personal, and career growth.

Vision Statement

Cabrillo College improves the world, one student at a time.