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Howard Irvin, Ph.D., has built an extensive career within institutions of higher learning, as both administrator and faculty member. He currently serves as Vice President of the student services program at Chabot College, a community college headquartered in Hayward, California, serving approximately 14,500 students. Since joining the school’s executive leadership team in 2010, Howard Irvin has streamlined operating and programming budgets and increased collaboration among internal divisions. He also served as Chabot College’s Acting Vice President, Administrative Services in 2011, managing a comprehensive financial and administrative services program. Prior to launching his career in higher education administration, Howard Irvin earned an undergraduate degree in Liberal Studies and a graduate degree in Counseling from San Diego State University. He then served as an adjunct counselor and instructor with the San Diego Community College District and as an Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS) coordinator and counselor at Mt. San Jacinto College in Riverside County, California.In 2002, Dr. Irvin relocated to Northern California and joined De Anza College of Cupertino. A faculty member for seven years, he provided academic, career, and personal counseling; supported outreach and recruiting operations; and taught Administration of Justice courses within the Social Science and Humanities Division. Prior to accepting his current administrative job, Dr. Irvin served as the Dean of De Anza College’s Counseling and Matriculation Division. While working at De Anza, he earned his Master’s degree in Human Development and his Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University.At Chabot College, Howard Irvin currently develops and manages a $30 million student services program. To date, his achievements there include identifying $500,000 in unused campus resources and allocating these funds to fill funding gaps, and achieving a year-end surplus as the former acting head of administrative services. Dr. Irvin also served as a team leader during an accreditation site visit.

Work experience

Aug 2010Present

Vice President, Student Services

Chabot College


Jan 2004Oct 2007


Fielding Graduate University