After a nation-wide search, Saddleback is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Christopher McDonald as the new dean of mathematics, science, and engineering. Dr. McDonald is sure to be an excellent successor to Dr. Jim Wright and serve the college and students very well.
Dr. McDonald began his tenure at Mt. San Antonio College in 2002 as a mathematics professor and was chair of the department beginning in 2008. In this capacity, he provided leadership and oversight of the operations, services, and instructional programs for a department serving more than 8,500 students each semester and includes 40 full-time faculty, 44 adjunct faculty, and four full-time classified personnel. Also as department chair, he managed the strategic planning, budget, scheduling, student learning outcomes assessment, program review, associate degree, course articulation, student petition, and curriculum development processes for the department.