Dear Students, Prospective Students, and Community Members:

At College of Marin we take seriously our role as the community’s college, where we provide equitable opportunities and foster success for all members of our diverse community. This work comes in many forms, from classroom instruction to fieldwork, from apprenticeships to lifelong learning opportunities, and convening our myriad partners to tackle persistent issues relevant to the communities we serve. Our students receive world-class support from our dedicated faculty and staff. Collectively, they are what make us a premier California community college. Regardless of your educational objectives, we welcome you.
Jonathan Eldridge, Ed.D.



Jonathan Eldridge

Jonathan Eldridge, Ed.D serves as College of Marin’s 11th Superintendent/President. He came to the College in 2013 and most recently served as the College’s Assistant Superintendent/Vice President for Student Learning & Success. Dr. Eldridge supports a diverse group of faculty, staff, and administrators to create a truly coherent and integrated educational program for students. His commitment to student success is rooted in recognizing historical and systemic disparities in opportunity and outcomes and ensuring resources are directed at eliminating those disparities. At College of Marin Dr. Eldridge has developed, expanded, and nurtured partnerships with 10,000 Degrees, Canal Alliance, Marin Community Foundation, Marin County Office of Higher Education, all local school districts, Sonoma State University, Dominican University, Marin Economic Forum, and many others to allow the College to deliver more fully on its mission of providing equitable opportunities and fostering success for all members of our diverse community.

Dr. Eldridge received a bachelor’s degree in History with a minor in political science from Central Washington University, graduating from CWU’s William O. Douglas Honors College. His master’s degree is in student affairs in higher education from Colorado State University and his doctorate is in organizational change and leadership from the University of Southern California. In addition to working at the University of Washington, he has also served as Dean of Students at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon and Vice President for Student Affairs at Southern Oregon University. These experiences at flagship, land grant, private, and regional institutions have proved to be invaluable in informing his work at College of Marin.

Dr. Eldridge served on the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Board of Directors from 2005-2007, United Way of Jackson County (Oregon) Board of Directors from 2007-2012, and is currently on the Boards of Directors of 10,000 Degrees and the Marin Economic Forum.



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