Ding-Jo Currie, Ph.D.

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Distinguished Faculty, Higher Education Leadership California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, California; Former Chancellor, Coast Community College District – Costa Mesa, California

Dr. Ding-Jo H. Currie’s career includes 30-plus years in the California Community College system with eight additional years in the California State University system.  Ding-Jo retired in 2011 from Coast Community College District where she served as Chancellor. She also served as President of Coastline Community College prior to her Chancellor role.  Currently, Ding-Jo is serving as Distinguished Faculty at CSU Fullerton and devotes herself in full-time leadership development work.

Having served in many key national leadership roles such as, Board Chair of American Association of Community Colleges, Board member of American Council on Education, Ding-Jo is still active on many national and local boards such as, Air War University Board, Manchester University Board, Emperor College Board, President of Lingnan Foundation, and many more.  Ding-Jo is well known for her vision and passion with expertise in innovative education, distance learning, leadership development, international education, economic development, entrepreneurial endeavors, and the list goes on. Among numerous outstanding accomplishments, she has received awards such as Women Helping Women Awards, Who’s Who in International Executives, SBA District Director’s Awards, Outstanding Chinese American Scholars, etc.  She is known as a visionary leader and a unity builder.