Mt. SAC Names Irene Malmgren Vice President of Instruction

WALNUT, Calif.—Dr. Irene Malmgren, vice president of academic affairs at Citrus College, has been named Mt. San Antonio College’s new vice president of instruction, effective July 1.

“Dr. Malmgren is an excellent choice for Mt. SAC,” said President & CEO Dr. Bill Scroggins. “She brings a wealth of senior leadership experience in both academics and administration, which will benefit our students and the college overall going forward.”

As chief instructional officer, Malmgren will oversee the largest division of the college and all of its instructional programs and services, including seven academic divisions and a workforce of 1,600 full- and part-time faculty, deans, managers, and staff. She will also serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet and as the college’s accreditation liaison officer, and will oversee strategic academic planning, research, and evaluation.

A resident of Orange, Malmgren has managed academic affairs at Citrus for the past eight years, serving as the college’s accreditation liaison officer, a member of its collective bargaining team, and as a member of the Citrus College Foundation Board.

Previously, she served Santa Ana College as dean of counseling and as a professor and department chair of psychology. In addition, she presided over the Academic Senate and counseled disadvantaged students from local high schools through Santa Ana’s Higher Ground Program.

Outside of education, she was a marriage and family counselor, a training and career development consultant, and a land use analyst for the City of Garden Grove.

Malmgren holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s in experimental psychology from Cal State Fullerton, a master’s in counseling psychology from Chapman University, and a doctorate in organizational leadership from the University of La Verne.

Mt. SAC is among the largest of California’s 112 community colleges, offering more than 200 degree and certificate programs in a variety of academic disciplines for nearly 60,000 credit and noncredit students annually.


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