On January 17, Cypress College announced its selection of Dr. Carmen Dominguez, dean of visual and performing arts at College of the Canyons, as its new vice president of instruction.
Dominguez, an accomplished musician with both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from San Diego State and a Ph.D. in conducting from Johns Hopkins University, was a music professor at Saddleback College for 16 years and also served as department chair and Academic Senate president. She was dean at College of the Canyons for eight years.
Dominguez currently leads the K-12 Education Outreach Consortium, in partnership with the Kennedy Center, which provides development for K-12 teachers to integrate art into their classrooms. The program serves more than 30,000 students in the Santa Clarita Valley. She has also served on multiple accreditation committees, as well as participated in her college’s self-study, has served on a vast array of committees such as program review, curriculum committee, grants committee, enrollment management, the college planning team, and many more.
Dominguez is deeply committed to serving and supporting students’ educational journeys, and has been a long-time volunteer for organizations that celebrate and advocate for diversity, including the Human Rights Campaign, Si Se Puede, Sisters Involved, and providing Safe Zone support to the LGBTQ students and staff she serves at College of the Canyons.
Cypress College is excited to welcome Carmen Dominguez to the campus community.