WACAC Board Member Named Deputy Superintendent of the California Department of Education.
Catalina Cifuentes, WACAC’s Inter-Association Committee Chair, has been named as the Deputy Superintendent of the Performance, Planning, and Technology Branch of the California Department of Education. Catalina assumed responsibility for the Inter-Association Committee, which develops relationships with like-minded organizations last year.
In her new position, Catalina will oversee programs promoting innovation and improved student achievement, including statewide student assessment, school and district interventions, state and federal accountability, and the collection and reporting of educational data.
At last year’s NACAC Conference in Salt Lake City, Catalina was awarded the Inclusion, Access, and Success Award, honoring her work making post-secondary opportunities available to historically underrepresented students. Catalina most recently served as the Executive Director of College and Career Readiness at the Riverside County Office of Education, a State Team Member of Michele Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative, and as the Vice Chair of the California Student Aid Commission. Congratulations!
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The Western Association for College Admission Counseling supports and advances the work of counseling and enrollment professionals from California and Nevada as they help all students realize their full potential, with emphasis on freshman and transfer transitions to higher education and attention to access and equity for all students.
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