Georgia Lorenz | Vice President of Academic Affairs, Santa Monica College
Current Position and Past Experience
Georgia Lorenz has served as Vice President of Academic Affairs at Santa Monica College since 2014. This followed nine years as the college’s Dean of Instructional Services. Prior to this work Lorenz was the Associate Director of the University of Southern California (USC) Center for Urban Education where she managed grant-funded research projects focused on using institutional data to examine and achieve equity in educational outcomes for traditionally underrepresented students.
She has authored, co-authored, and contributed to papers, journal articles, and chapters in books, including “Confronting Equity Issues on Campus: Implementing the Equity Scorecard in Theory and Practice.” She also worked in student affairs at USC and California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She also serves as an adjunct professor in USC’s Rossier School of Education doctoral program.
Education, Honors and Achievements
Lorenz earned her baccalaureate degree from Stanford University and her MS from Northwestern University. She earned her PhD in Education from the University of Southern California.
Personal Details and Community Involvement
Lorenz serves on the Board of Directors for First Place for Youth, an organization that helps foster youth make a successful transition to self-sustaining adulthood through housing, education, and employment support.