Community Forums Announced for MVC Presidential Finalists

The Moreno Valley College presidential search committee has narrowed the field to two finalists. The committee has scheduled one-hour public forums for each candidate to share their vision for Moreno Valley College and take questions from audience members. Faculty and staff, as well as the public, are invited to attend the forums. 

Below are two finalists’ bios as well as their respective forum dates, times and location. 

Robin Steinback 
Robin Steinback, Ph.D.
Thursday, May 25
12:50 pm
Humanities Building, Room 129 

For 32 years, Robin Steinback has worked in multi-college and multi-campus districts in the California community college system. 

She taught before moving into an administrative role. Steinback was been involved with student initiatives in order to enhance access and student success, especially in suburban and urban areas, all of which had diverse student populations. She has also provided leadership for Middle College and Early College programs that targeted disadvantaged high school students. 

She began her career at her alma mater, Mt. San Jacinto College, where she served as an adjunct instructor and eventually an associate professor in Sociology. She went on to become a department chair, Distance Education coordinator, matriculation researcher, president of the Academic Senate, and dean of Instruction. 

Currently, she is the vice president of Academic Affairs and accreditation liaison for Moreno Valley College, handling the planning, organization and administration of instructional programs. Previous to Moreno Valley College, Steinback held administrative positions at Cuyamaca College and Solano Community College. 

Steinback earned a doctorate, masters and bachelor’s degrees in Sociology from University of California, Riverside and an associate degree in Social and Behavioral Science from Mt. San Jacinto College. 

Terri Long

Terri S. Long, Ed.D.
Tuesday, May 30
12:50 pm
Humanities Building, Room 129 

Terri Long has 28 years of experience in the California Community College system. As the vice president Academic Affairs at Long Beach City College, she oversees and is accountable for curriculum, enrollment management, faculty professional development, honors, adult education, strong workforce, and student equity. 

Prior to her tenure at LBCC Long spent 25 years at Mt. San Antonio College, in Walnut where she held positions as dean of Instructional Services, acting associate dean, and as a professor in the Earth Science, Photographics, and Astronomy Department at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut. 

During her tenure at Mt. SAC Long served as the lead negotiator for the College with the Faculty Association; two terms as the Academic Senate president; six years as the president of the Faculty Association; and four years as department chair for the Earth Sciences department. She has also served on five accreditation teams. 

Long earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, masters degree in Geology and holds a doctorate degree in Education from the University of Southern California. 

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About the College 

Moreno Valley College (accredited 2010) was established in 1992 as a campus in the Riverside City College District. The college serves more than 10,000 students and the surrounding communities of Moreno Valley, Perris, Mead Valley and unincorporated parts of Riverside County. 

Designated as the District’s health, human and public services college, MVCC offers industry-pointed certificate and associate degree programs in such fast growing fields as medical assisting, dental hygiene and dental assisting, speech language pathology, and health care technician; supports established programs in business, computer information, gaming and community interpretation; and provides comprehensive liberal arts and science core programs. 

The College also partners with public agencies at the nearby Ben Clark Public Safety and Training Center to offer several of the region’s top emergency response programs in law enforcement, fire technology, and EMS. In September, MVC will open a new Dental Education Building and continues to leverage local bond money for construction and renovation of classrooms, laboratories and other facilities. 

Moreno Valley College’s location in the heart of the City of Moreno Valley and in close proximity to a major healthcare center positions it as a premier higher education and training institution for students pursuing careers in high-demand allied health fields, as well as transfer-oriented students who plan to go on to four-year colleges and universities.