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Santa Monica College|Administration & College Governance|Accreditation 2010|Dr. Michele Nelson

Dr. Michele Nelson

Michele Nelson


  • Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin
  • Elementary Education, United States International University
  • M.A., San Diego State University
  • B.A., San Diego State University
  • Trustee, Palomar College Governing Board, 1998
  • Re-elected twice; unopposed in 2006
  • Elected President of the Board in 2001 and 2006
  • Real Estate Committee 2004-2007
  • Board Representative on Palomar College Master Plan Committee
  • Board Representative on Proposition M--Bond Planning Committee
  • Laubach Literacy of San Diego County
  • Tutor on English as a Second Language (1999-2005)
  • Board Member (1998-2005)
  • Board President (2003-2005)
  • Poway Business Park Association Board Member (2003-2007)
  • Retired from Grossmont College in El Cajon, California 1999
  • Served Grossmont College students as:
  • Dean of Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Foreign Language,
  • International Students, and Study Abroad
  • Vice-President of Academic Affairs
  • Dean, Fine Arts
  • Dean, Business and Vocational Education
  • Child Development Faculty and Department Chair

PERSONAL INFORMATION: Moved to San Diego County in 1962 when Bob and Michele married. The Nelsons have lived in Poway since 1969 where they raised and educated their two children, who are now married, each with two children of their own. Bob and Michele love to travel and enjoy theater.