Welcome to the

President's Office

Dr. Matt Wetstein joined 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.

Our Philosophy


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.


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

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President's Oversight

~ Administrative Services

~ Grants

~ Human Resources & Labor Relations

~ Instruction

~ Marketing & Communications

~ Planning & Research

~ Student Services


Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.
~ Henry Ford ~
"You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins."
~ Jim Stovall ~