Grossmont-Cuyamaca district names new administrators

Two new administrators have been announced by the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District in East County.

Eric Klein has been named associate vice chancellor for Educational Support Services, and Nashona Andrade has been named as the new Human Resources director.

“Both Eric and Nashona will bring passion and innovation to these positions,” said Chancellor Lynn Neault in a statement. “They will help keep our district moving forward.”

Eric Klein

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Klein joined the district in 2019 as Grossmont College’s dean of Learning and Technology Resources. He will coordinate strategic enrollment efforts, manage data and work with information technology to design and improve systems.

Before joining the college, he was dean of the Honors College and chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Ashford University in San Diego. He has taught psychology, honors and homeland security courses. He also worked as a staff psychologist at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Penn.

Klein earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from The College of New Jersey. He holds a Master of Arts in general-theoretical psychology and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Nashona Andrade

Nashona Andrade

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Andrade will oversee employee recruitment and benefits, and take a large role in modernizing human resources procedures. She joined the district in August 2018 as a professional development specialist. That work involved partnering with district leaders to improve employee performance processes, as well as working on recruitment, talent management and diversity, and equity and inclusion efforts.

She has led professional development programs for new employees, classified staff, Classified Senates at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges, and the district office. In 2021, she received the Chancellor and Classified Senate Award, which recognizes the excellence of classified, or non-instructional, staff.

Andrade holds a Masters of Science degree in human services with a concentration in community psychology from Springfield College in Massachusetts, and a bachelor’s degree in child and family development from San Diego State University.


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