- B A., M.A., San Jose State University
- Ed.D., Fielding Graduate University
Pam Luster brings considerable experience to her new leadership role at the District's largest college. With student enrollment averaging between 22,000 and 24,000 each semester, Mesa College is one of the largest community colleges in California and the nation. Dr. Luster brings expertise in both instruction and student services. Her former assignment was at Las Positas College (Livermore, California), which is part of the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District. Dr. Luster has served there as Interim Vice President of Academic Services, on leave from her permanent position of Vice President of Student Services, which she has held since 2003. From 2000 to 2003, she served as Dean of Academic Services, overseeing a number of programs and departments, including Humanities, Social Sciences, Library, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, ESL, Automotive and Welding Technology, and Athletics/Health/Physical Education disciplines.
Prior to her work at Las Positas, from 1981 to 1997, Dr. Luster held a number of positions at West Valley College (Saratoga, California), which is part of the West Valley-Mission Community College District. She was Dean of Career Education and Workforce Development prior to which she served as Assistant Dean, Coordinator and Instructor in the Disabled Students Program, and Adjunct Instructor of Speech/Language and Learning Disabilities.
Pam Luster earned a B A. and M.A. (Speech Pathology and Audiology) at San Jose State University; and an Ed.D. (Educational Leadership, with an emphasis on Community College Leadership) at Fielding Graduate University. She has numerous awards, presentations, and publications to her credit, as well as an impressive record of involvement in the local community and service at the state level, including the board of the statewide Community Colleges Chief Student Services Administrators Association, the statewide Basic Skills Advisory Board, and several accreditation teams.