Tim McGrath New Vice President of Instruction at San Diego Mesa College

Tim McGrath is the new Vice President of Instruction at San Diego Mesa College where he oversees six schools and all instructional programs. Mesa College, one of the largest community colleges in the state and the nation, has a long tradition of serving students in the San Diego area. Mr. McGrath is coming to Mesa from Moorpark College in Ventura County, California, where he served most recently as Dean, Student Learning.

“Tim McGrath is a seasoned professional whose in-depth knowledge of the community colleges’ mission and processes that has allowed him to ‘hit the ground running’ and to exercise effective leadership in the role of Vice President, Instruction,” said Dr. Rita M. Cepeda, president of Mesa College.

Mr. McGrath has a strong record of success in community college administration. Since 2001, he has held the position of Dean of Student Learning at Moorpark College. His responsibilities have included budget, curriculum and program development as well as supervision for all division faculty and staff.

In addition to his tenure at Moorpark, he has also served as Dean of Business and Technology at Rio Hondo College, and has held previous positions as an adjunct instructor Moorpark and at the College of the Canyons.

Mr. McGrath’s academic credentials include a J.D. (Juris Doctorate) degree from Western State University College of Law in Fullerton, California; an M.S.A. (Master of Science in Administration) from Pepperdine University; a B.S.L. (Bachelor of Science in Law), also from Western State University College of Law; and an A.A. (Associate of Arts) degree from Santa Monica Community College.

"I am excited to be a part of Mesa College’s leadership team at an unprecedented time of change and economic challenges for California Community Colleges,” says McGrath. “I am pleased to offer my experience and background to this effort."