Shirley Hufstedler School of Education
San Francisco Beach St Campus
Program Director, ELM: K-Higher Educ.
Alliant International University San Francisco
One Beach Street, Suite 100
San Francisco CA 94133-1221
Courses, Research Interests, Publications
Current Trends in Higher Education
Leadership in Learning Organizations
Student Personnel Services in Higher Education
student discipline issues, leadership in higher education: community colleges
Academic History and Background
MPA in Public Administration, San Diego State University
BA in History, San Diego State University
EdD in Higher Education, University of Oregon
Board Member on the California ACT Advisory Council
Professional Practice and Community Service
Napa County Hispanic Network President for 2006-08, 2006
Dr. Ed Shenk is currently an Associate professor and the Program Director for HSOE ELM program at the San Francisco campus. He joined Alliant International University in July 2005 and started full-time in January, 2006 after retiring from Napa Valley College where he was the Vice President of Student Services. He served at NVC for 30 years and was in community college administration for 35 years., 2005-2006
President of CCCCSSAA (California Community College Chief Student Services Administrators Association), 1991-92, 1991
Administrator, Napa Valley College, 1975-2005, 1975-2005
Editor, iJournal: Insight Into Student Services
Napa Chamber of Commerce board member/ committee chair, Ambassador
Bio and Links
Dr. Shenk served at NVC for 30 years and was in community college administration for 35 years. Ed was an administrator at Napa College since 1975 and served as the Chief Student Service Officer on campus beginning in 1981. His title was upgraded to Vice President, Student Services in 1987. He served as the Affirmative Action Officer and sat on the District-Faculty negotiations team for 14 years as some of the experiences he had at the college.
He has initiated several Institutes for the University on issues related to student services.
He was a highly visible leader within Student Services for many years. He served on the executive board of CCCCSSAA (California Community College Chief Student Services Administrators Association) for fourteen years and was president of the organization in 1991-92. He represented the field by serving on many statewide committees and special task forces.
He continues to be an active member in the National Association of Student Personnel Administrator (NASPA). He served as the faculty-in-residence on the Community and Two Year College task Force for the Division of Community Colleges in NASPA. He is often a presenter at the NASPA National Conference most recently in Chicago in 2010. He was recognized as the Outstanding Dean in NASPA's Region 6 in 2002. He continues to serve as the editor of the web based iJournal which focuses on community college issues in California and the nation. You can access the iJournal at www.ijournal.us He was also a long-time Board member on the California ACT Advisory Council.
Having a special interest in student discipline, leadership and professional development, Dr. Shenk was instrumental in initiating the Student Services Training Institute in which hundreds of California student services professionals have participated. He is a frequent facilitator, trainer, and speaker at local colleges and for statewide and national organizations. He has consulted with community colleges on organizational structure, customer service and strategic plans.
Throughout this time he has been active in the community as a board member and former president of the Napa Chamber of Commerce and an ongoing Napa Chamber Ambassador and committee chair, a member of the Napa City-County Library Foundation, a 4-H Sponsoring Committee member, a former Youth Soccer Coach, and once served as president of Phi Theta Kappa and American Heart Association. He received in 2002 a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Napa County Hispanic Network and served as president from 2005-07. He also serves on Napa County&aposs Airport Advisory Commission.
Dr. Shenk attended San Diego State University where he received a B.A. in History and an M.P.A. in Public Administration. He earned his Ed.D. in Higher Education from the University of Oregon. His wife, Sue Dee, recently retired as the Executive Director of Napa Valley Community housing, a builder and manager of affordable housing tin the Napa Valley. They have two grown sons and a daughter-in-law. Needless to say, living in the Napa Valley for over to 30 years, Dr. Shenk enjoys wine, travel, golf, bocce ball and a good mystery.