It is with great pleasure that Saddleback College announces that Orlantha Nin has been selected as the new transfer center coordinator. If her name sounds familiar, it is likely because you have seen her on campus over the past 12 years. A part-time counselor and associate professor, Ms. Nin worked in the transfer center from 2000 to 2003, and has worked in EOPS/CARE since 2006. She has also served as the counselor representative on the careers with children grant, and was a member of the child development program advisory board, faculty association, and associate faculty support committee. After her years of committed service as part-time faculty, it is wonderful to welcome Ms. Nin as full-time, tenure-track faculty.
From 2007 to 2010, Ms. Nin was a lecturer at CSU Long Beach’s educational opportunity program, where she developed curriculum and taught three sections of the program’s student success, orientation, and study skills class. She also offered instruction on study skills, goal setting, learning styles, term paper development, and writing and research skills.
From 2000 to 2002, Ms. Nin worked as an associate and organizational development trainer at the Orange County Register, where she organized training programs on time management, customer service, sales, and leadership, developed the curriculum for a six-week supervisor development program, and trained supervisors on state employment regulations, progressive discipline, ergonomics, and communication skills. Previously, she was the coordinator for cooperative education internships and a career counselor for Enterprise for Progress in the Community (EPIC) volunteer services at CSU Long Beach. She was also the coordinator for student activities and the interim coordinator for student orientation services at Cal Poly Pomona.
Ms. Nin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology at CSU Long Beach and a Master of Education degree in college student affairs at Azusa Pacific University. She also completed an advanced Spanish language program at the University of Salamanca in Spain. This fall, Ms. Nin will begin studying at CSU Fullerton for her doctorate in education with an emphasis in community college leadership.