In the Spotlight: Kenyetta Tribble – Senior Dean, DVC San Ramon Campus
Dec 10, 2020
The Diablo Valley College San Ramon Campus (SRC) supports over 5000 students in meeting their academic and career goals. The impact has led to greater partnerships and a stronger community. Recent campus updates will further extend the campus’ reach.
The DVC community congratulates Kenyetta Tribble on becoming the Senior Dean of the San Ramon Campus after serving in the role on an interim basis. Tribble brings many years of experience as an educator, administrator and campus leader.
- BS Psychology – UC Berkeley
- MS Teaching Credential – Chapman University
- MS in Educational Psychology – California State University, East Bay
- Seven years teaching in Bay Area K-12 schools
- Over 19 years of leadership and service with the Contra Costa Community College District.
What has been your area of focus as an educator and administrator?
My focus is on creating systems that support the work of staff and faculty as we guide our students in reaching their education goals.
What is your vision for the San Ramon Campus?
San Ramon Campus Construction. In the short-term, I’m focused on building strong partnerships with Tri-Valley business sectors and local schools. I’m also streamlining our marketing plan. I think it’s important that we promote DVC as one college with two campuses, especially when it comes to District functions and services.
Further out, I’d like to develop new programs based on local industry needs. I’d also like to expand course offerings and facilities to allow more students to complete their degree at the DVC San Ramon Campus. Building stronger internal partnerships with instruction, student and business services is also an area of focus.
In our last edition, I wrote an article about DVC facility changes. Do you have any news you can share about updates to the San Ramon Campus?
I am so excited about the new Academic Support Center. The center will house our new library and tutoring under one roof. The updates to the Learning Commons and creation of a Café will be ideal for students. Both projects should be completed early next semester. We also added a new student lounge and chairs and tables in two areas upstairs to allow students to “linger and learn” in between classes.
During our initial phase, we completed updates to the anatomy and physiology classroom and lab, art lab and classroom spaces.
For more information, visit www.dvc.edu/san-ramon.
Can you share your thoughts about how DVC has responded to the challenge presented by COVID-19? How can we learn from this experience?
The first thing that comes to mind is “Stronger Together.” These two words are in action more than ever due to COVID-19. I see stronger ties between staff on both campuses. At the San Ramon Campus, room capacity is no longer an issue. Our monthly campus meetings are now open to all our part-time faculty. We are able to participate in virtual college fairs, and host transfer day as one college.
One College, Two Campuses
Did you know that you can enroll in classes offered at both the Pleasant Hill and San Ramon campuses? DVC is one college, so once you apply and are accepted to DVC, you can select classes offered at either campus, or both, if you like. And, with online classes, there’s no commute!