Dr. Matt Wetstein jointed Cabrillo College in 2018. Prior to his appointment at Cabrillo, he served as the Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Instruction and Planning at San Joaquin Delta College (Delta College) in Stockton, CA, from 2012-2017. His earlier administrative service included service as an instructional division Dean and as Dean of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness at Delta College. Dr. Wetstein earned a Bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of St. Francis (Joliet, IL) and a Master’s and Doctoral degree in political science from Northern Illinois University (DeKalb, IL). He started his academic career as a political science professor and has won teaching awards from both students and his peers, including the Academic Senate's Distinguished Faculty Award. He has been a statewide leader in the planning and research field, having served on the Board and as President of the Research and Planning Group of California Community Colleges. Dr. Wetstein was a member of the pioneering class of Aspen Institute Presidential Fellows for Community College Excellence, a group of 40 community college leaders selected for training in leadership and transformational change at U.S. community colleges. Dr. Wetstein is the author or co-author of a number of articles and books related to judicial decision making in the Supreme Court of Canada and on abortion politics in the United States. A native of East St. Louis, IL, he moved to California's Central Valley in 1994.
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President's "Open Office" Schedule for Faculty / Staff - Via Zoom
Friday, February 19 / Friday, March 12 / Friday, April 16 / Friday, May 14 / Friday, June 18 / Friday, September 17 / Friday, October 15 / Friday, November 12 / Friday, December 10