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Academic Affairs

Welcome to the Academic Affairs site.

Carlos Lopez joined Moreno Valley College as Vice President of Academic Affairs in 2017 after more than 17 years of community college service as both a faculty member and an administrator.

Carlos Lopez

Prior to arriving at MVC, he was the Vice President of Academic Affairs at Santa Ana College. In this role he provided administrative oversight for all credit instructional programs, online education, OER programs, academic support services, athletics, two public safety academies. He was instrumental to the development and implementation of Santa Ana College’s bachelor’s degree in Occupational Studies. Lopez is a widely recognized expert in strategic enrollment management and co-teaches a summer academy, co-sponsored by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and the College of Educational Sciences at Claremont Graduate University. The executive board of the California Community Colleges Chief Instructional Officers recently appointed Lopez to serve on the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Strategic Enrollment Management workgroup.

In addition, he has served as the Dean of Mathematics and Sciences at MiraCosta College and Dean of Instruction for Academic Programs at Mt. San Jacinto College. Lopez was an associate professor of mathematics at Mt. San Jacinto College where he also served as the chairperson of the Mathematics Department and project director of a U.S. Department of Education Title V STEM grant. He is active in state-wide organizations and served on the Executive Board of the Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institution Educators (AHSIE).

Lopez earned an M.S. in Statistics from the University of California, Riverside and a B.A. in Applied Mathematics from the University of California, San Diego. He is all but dissertation and anticipates completion of an Ed.D in Educational Leadership through a collaborative program with the University of California, San Diego and California State University, San Marcos, in summer 2018.

In his spare time he plays in a hockey league. He currently resides in Orange, CA with his lovely wife Jen and their two dogs and two cats.


Contact Us

Carlos Lopez, Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs

Susan Lauda, Administrative Assistant IV

Sabina Fernandez, Instructional Programs Support Coordinator


Student Academic Services building (see map)

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday: 7:30 am - 4 pm

Phone Number:

(951) 571-6351