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Omero Suarez, Ph.D.
District News - GCCCD
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IEBC - The Institute for Evidence-Based Change - Board of Directors
Pictured above, the IEBC Board of Directors: Derek Price, Janet Weinstein, Omero Suarez, Bill Piland, President/CEO Brad Phillips, and Donna Scott.
Omero Suarez, PhD, Board Chair
Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District
, an educational leader for over 30 years, has focused on creating pathways to higher education for all students.
In 2009, Suarez retired as chancellor of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District after 11 years.
His previous positions included deputy chancellor of the City Colleges of Chicago; president of East Los Angeles College; and founding president of the Valencia Campus/University of New Mexico.
He currently teaches in the doctoral program for community college leadership at San Diego State University.
has worked tirelessly to strengthen the educational pipeline.
He championed pioneering data-sharing agreements that facilitate instructional improvement throughout K-16 and led the successful campaign for equalized funding within the California community college system.
IEBC - The Institute for Evidence-Based Change - Publications
IEBC Board President Omero Suarez said the board is very pleased with the work of the Institute and its four areas of focus: K-16 Collaboration,Cross-Sector Data Linkages, Analytic Tools, andTuning.
"All of the data that is being collected around the country at all levels of education is just the first step," he said.
GCCCD News Release
Defense and technology consortium lauds GCCCD Chancellor Omero Suarez
presents special achievement award
to chairman of the board
EL CAJON - Dr. Omero Suarez, chancellor of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, is the recipient of a special achievement award from San Diego DEFCOMM, a non-profit defense and space technology consortium.
Suarez, DEFCOMM's chairman of the board, received the commendation this month at an awards banquet, where he was recognized for his efforts to forge ties between East County's education and business sectors.
Incorporated in 1997, DEFCOMM's
aim is to promote the San Diego defense and space technology industry by creating alliances between business, academia and government to compete for Department of Defense projects, as well as technology research grants.
In his presentation remarks, DEFCOMM Executive Director Greg Stein lauded Suarez for his "support for the education of the community - helping to build the next generation of engineers, fabricators, designers and entrepreneurs.
Describing the Vector Project as DEFCOMM's
first attempt to encourage an interest in math and science among East County high-school students, Suarez
has also convened a committee of DEFCOMM members and college staff to expand outreach efforts to the region's primary schools.
"I am grateful for DEFCOMM's support and recognition of the importance of investing in the economic future of the East County through industry and K-16 interaction," Suarez said.
Suarez has been chancellor of the 26,000-student community college district since 1998.
He was elected DEFCOMM's chairman of the board in June 2002 by the consortium's 13-member board of directors.