Lake County Campus Dean – Dr. Cirilo Cortez

Dr. Cirilo Cortez serves as the Dean of the Lake County Campus at Woodland Community College. Dr. Cortez was appointed as Dean in July of 2020. Raised in Kelseyville, Ca Lake County, Dr. Cortez went to Kelseyville High School and graduated in 2002. In 2002, Dr. Cortez attended Sonoma State University to earn his bachelor’s degree in sociology.

Dr. Cortez attended UC Davis to complete his graduate studies in the School of Education. Dr. Cortez holds a master’s degree and doctorate of philosophy degree from UC Davis. Before becoming Dean of the Lake County Campus, Dr. Cortez worked for the TRiO Educational Talent Search Program at CSU, Chico and at UC Davis as the Founding Director of the Chicanx and Latinx Retention Initiative.