Dr. Jeannie Kim

Associate Vice Chancellor

Riverside Community College District

A cultural anthropologist with degrees from UCLA and California State University, Fullerton, Dr. Kim is a keen observer of socio-cultural ecology both ideological and human, particularly in the nexus between education and technology.

Her 25+ years of experience as a leader and change agent in higher education fuels her insights into how best to create communities of innovation within bureaucratic and systemically entrenched organizational structures.

Her curiosity regarding these areas led to her doctoral research at Claremont Graduate University, examining networks of change and the influence of leadership in creating cultures of innovation.

Dr. Kim is a global keynote speaker and trainer on higher education, leadership and innovative practices. She has given talks in Russia, Japan, Cambodia, South Korea and most recently was the signature speaker for the Career Technical Education Symposium, a Los Angeles and Orange County-wide forum sponsored by Los Angeles City College.

Dr. Kim’s career activities have influenced state and federal educational policies in the United States as well as higher education institutions in California, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos in the areas of service-learning and community engagement.

She is an organizational advisor to the think tank Innovation for Jobs (i4j) and product advisor to GainX Global, Inc., an innovation strategy management start-up company most recently featured in Forbes, Inc. and Finovate.

Leadership experience in President’s Office, Academic Affairs and Student Affairs. Proven track record in succession planning, establishing organizational infrastructure, facilitating culture shifts, developing and monitoring systems, institutional and program operations.

Expert in: strategic partnership and collaboration development; grant writing; program development & evaluation; research development; and HIPs – learning communities, undergraduate research, internships & service-learning.