NORWALK - Sandy Marks has been selected as dean of health occupations at Cerritos College and had her contract approved by the college's board of trustees on March 21.Beginning July 1, Marks will oversee the Health Occupations Division including nine departments: child development, culinary arts, dental assisting, dental hygiene, emergency medical technician, medical assisting, pharmacy technology, physical therapist assistant, registered nursing, and speech-language pathology assistant. "It is exciting to expand my responsibilities at the college," said Marks, who joined Cerritos College as the full-time faculty and department chairperson for the Medical Assisting program in 1995. "I recognize the Health Occupations Division is strong and my goal is to help it weather this financial storm and continue its high standards for students to succeed in their academic journey." Marks has served on the faculty senate since 1997, sat on various subcommittees for the college, and was a member of the curriculum committee in the development of the medical assistant model curriculum for the state of California coordinated by Saddleback College and the Regional Health Occupations Resource Center. She holds a bachelor's degree in nursing with a minor in management from Alverno College, a master's degree in health care administration from Cal State Long Beach and recently added another master's degree in nursing with an education focus from Cal State Dominguez Hills.
********** Published: April 5, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 51