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Norco College News Release
For Immediate Release
March 17, 2020
Monica Green Selected as Norco College’s fourth President
Riverside Community College District Chancellor Wolde-Ab Isaac, Ph.D., announced the appointment of Monica Green, Ed.D., as the fourth president of Norco College, effective April 1. He made the recommendation today at the regular Board of Trustees meeting. Isaac described Green as “deeply committed to the success of Norco College, its faculty, staff and students.” The Board unanimously approved the appointment.
“For over a decade Monica Green has shown commitment to the Riverside Community College District,” said RCCD Board President Mary Figueroa. “I look forward to the accomplishments Norco College will see under her leadership.” 
Green, a first generation college student, served as the interim president of Norco College since July 1, 2019. Prior to this role, she led Riverside City College as the vice president of Planning and Development. Prior to RCC, she served as the dean and later vice president of the Norco College Student Services division from 2009 – 2018, where she developed, implemented, and evaluated student services programs to support student access, equity, and success.
“I am truly honored to be part of a community that understands the power of education and its ability to transform lives,” said Green. “I couldn’t be more excited for this opportunity and look forward to leading Norco College for years to come.”
Green led the development of Norco College’s award-winning Summer Advantage program in collaboration with the Corona-Norco Unified School District. She also led the college’s Completion Initiative and Guided Pathways movement focused on increasing student degree and certificate completion. Most recently, she led the college to a successful accreditation visit that ended with a standing ovation from the accreditation team.
She serves as past-president of Soroptimist International of Corona where she advocates for the educational advancement of women and girls locally and internationally. Green also provided program leadership to the local Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Leadership Roundtable and serves on the Corona History Association Executive Board.
Green holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Social Relations from University of California, Riverside, master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from California State University, San Bernardino and a doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University.


Norco College was established in 1991, and became accredited in 2010 as the 112th college of the California Community College system. The College serves 15,000 Western Riverside County students annually and has made national headlines by: winning a prestigious Community College Futures Assembly Bellwether Award, named “Best for Vets” college by Military Times four out of the past five years, host of a National Science Foundation center, and designated a “2018 and 2019 Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle. Norco College leads at the statewide and national levels in guided pathways, veterans education, lowering inmate recidivism through education, eliminating student equity gaps, innovative apprenticeship models, emerging technology education, high school partnerships, and industry engagement.  The College is committed to student excellence, access, success, equity, and innovation to stimulate regional development - one student and one employer at a time.  Norco College is a place where everyone is welcome and anything is possible. 
Attachment: headshot photo of Dr. Monica Green

Diana Meza
Public Affairs Officer
Norco College
Riverside Community College District

Strategic Communications
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Note: The Riverside Community College District (RCCD) - Moreno Valley College, Norco College, and Riverside City College, face-to-face operations are closed effective March 16, following the Riverside County Public Health officials order to reduce the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Most business operations and classess will be transitioned to an online/remote environment. For closure information and updates, please visit RCCD’s designated website at The health and safety of students, faculty and staff is our top priority. Thank you for your patience as we navigate through the next steps.

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