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Chancellor's Biographical Statement

Chancellor Henry C. V. Yong PhotoPrior to being Chancellor of the Yosemite Community College District, Dr. Henry Yong served as the President of Evergreen Valley College in San Jose for six years. Before that, he served as the Vice President of Instruction at Taft College for six years. He also served as the Dean of Academic Programs at Victor Valley for five years, and three years as the Associate Dean of Occupational Education at West Hills College. Prior to the community college, Dr. Yong served as an administrator for the Regional Occupational Program (ROP) for seven years.

Dr. Yong received M.A. and Ed.S. Degrees in Educational Administration and Leadership from Loma Linda University. He received his Ed.D. at La Sierra University with a focus on barriers to academic success for first semester economically disadvantaged students.

Dr. Yong has served over 30 years in academia, ranging from high school vocational training, adult education, to community colleges. With experience in both teaching and administration, he holds an inclusive view of the community college system, which allows him to serve the learning needs of students while supporting faculty in their instructional excellence. He believes it is important for students to develop a global perspective in higher education in order to succeed in today's competitive world.