Raquel Torres-Retana, Pasadena City College
Dr. Torres-Retana is the inaugural chief administrator for the Pasadena City College satellite campus PCC Rosemead, located in the city of Rosemead, CA. As Director, she oversees academic and student support services for 3000+ students. She has been instrumental in expanding student services (launched a student center, food pantry, and 1st year program) and identified academic programs that support certificate, degree and/or transfer completion. She also works closely with the Assistant Superintendent - Community Education on special projects for the district. Prior to joining the community college system, Dr. Torres-Retana was an Associate Dean of Student Affairs at the University of Southern California, providing leadership to Student Judicial Affairs & Community Standards, the LGBT Resource Center and three ethnic cultural centers. Since 2012, Dr. Torres-Retana has enjoyed teaching with the USC Rossier School of Education Masters and Doctorate programs.
A first generation college graduate, Raquel attended USC (Ed.D), CSU-Dominguez Hills (MPA) and Whittier College (BA).