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Heather Ostash Named New Vice President at Cerro Coso College
August 12, 2010
Ridgecrest, California – The Kern Community College District Board of Trustees approved the selection of Heather Ostash to the position of Vice President of Student Services at Cerro Coso Community College at their August board meeting. Ostash replaces Jill Board, who was named President of the College in May.
An energetic and exceptional leader, Ostash inspires collaboration and will build on the many accomplishments of the College's Student Services Program. She has the full support of the CCCC campus communities, as well as the KCCD Board of Trustees, and administration. "Heather brings with her a wealth of local experience, and a sound understanding of the needs of our students, which is very important to Cerro Coso Community College," stated College President, Jill Board.
Since joining the Cerro Coso staff in 1998, Heather has served as: Athletic Counselor, Honors Program Counselor, developed and lead recruitment and outreach in online student services and counseling efforts, served as Matriculation Coordinator, Counseling Coordinator, Transfer Center Director, and Articulation Officer. Ostash has also taught a variety of Counseling and Personal Development classes both onsite and online. She will begin her new duties in August.
Raised in Ridgecrest, Heather is a 1990 graduate of Burroughs High School. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Fresno State University, and a Master of Arts in Counseling, and a Public Personnel Services Credential from Sonoma State University.
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