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Dr. Deborah DiThomas began her career in education as a middle school teacher with Yucaipa Joint Unified School District. After 17 years in the K-12 system, Dr. DiThomas took a counselor/instructor post with Riverside Community College District. It was there that she spent her time learning everything about community colleges and served as Dean of Matriculation from August 1999 to October, 2004. Between November 2004 and June 2011, Dr. DiThomas served as Vice President Student Services, Associate Vice Chancellor Student Services & Operations and Interim Vice Chancellor, Student Services & Operations before she assumed the interim president position for Norco College from July 1, 2011, until June 30, 2012. Dr. DiThomas returned to her prior position as Vice President Student Services
with Riverside Community College District July 1, 2012, until her appointment with BCC.

A product of the California educational system, Dr. DiThomas graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona with a bachelor’s in physical education and English. She holds two non-terminal, master’s degrees from Azusa Pacific University in Educational Counseling and Educational Psychology and a doctorate in educational technology from Pepperdine University.

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