Santa Rosa Junior College has hired three people to fill key roles in its Career and Technical Education department.
Benjamin Goldstein is the new dean of agriculture, natural resources and culinary arts, Kerry Loewen will serve as dean of arts and humanities and Tina Dodson is the new director of workforce development and CTE grants.
Goldstein, who’ll earn about $141,000 a year, served the past two years as a Los Angeles Trade Technical College dean, overseeing several career and technical education programs, including applied science, business and construction. Prior to that, he spent five years working for the U.S. Department of Energy, managing workforce training activities in the energy efficiency and renewable energy fields.
For the past five years, Loewen, who’ll make about $138,000 a year, served as chairman of New Mexico Highlands University’s media arts and technology department. A media arts professor, he earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from San Francisco State University, where he previously taught.
Dodson served as Diablo Valley College’s workforce development manager for four years before joining SRJC, where she’ll make about $111,000 annually. Prior to working at Diablo Valley, she spent seven years as the career center and grants manager at Fremont’s Ohlone College, where she first started working as a career counselor in 2002.