Office of the Superintendent/President

Welcome to Palo Verde College!

President's Message

It is a pleasure to introduce myself to the students, community, faculty, and staff of Palo Verde College as I take on the role of Interim Superintendent/President. I began my tenure on September 22, 2023, and expect to be in this role through April 2024 and perhaps as late as June 30, 2024 as the search for the new Superintendent/President progresses and the selected individual is able to take office.

A life-long community college educator, I join the extraordinary faculty and staff at Palo Verde College with decades of experience in roles ranging from faculty member to Dean, Vice President of Development and Marketing, Vice President of Educational Services, Assistant Superintendent/Senior Vice President Business and College Services, Superintendent/President, and Vice Chancellor, Finance and Resource Development. I have held positions at Pasadena City College, the University of La Verne, INTELECOM, a distance learning consortium operated by 45 southern California community colleges, and the Los Angeles Community College District serving over 240,000 students through nine Los Angeles based community colleges. I have extensive experience working with several community college district Boards of Trustees and look forward to supporting the Palo Verde Community College District Board.

I arrived a little over a month ago. It has been and continues to be an intense time of listening, learning, and reacting in the spirit of collaboration and collegiality.

It's a joy to be at Palo Verde College. I see myself as a servant leader, collaborator, and relationship builder. Everything in life is based on relationships. My job is to assemble the best team that I can and then do the "“blocking and tackling" they need so they can excel. So, they can be the best versions of themselves, in support of our students.

Our goal is to help students advance in their lives. To climb the economic and social mobility ladder as the world continues to struggle with equity, social justice, racial tensions, and prejudice. Education changes lives for generations to come. Education lifts people out of illiteracy and poverty not only for themselves, but for generations to come.

Community colleges light the way. Palo Verde College lights the way. Over the college's 75-year history, it has served thousands of students throughout the region and state conferring degrees, workforce certificates, and transfers to four-year universities. The College continues to be a major driver of our local and regional economies and workforce development.

Education is the single greatest determiner of social and economic mobility. Access to quality education brings economic and social mobility to our students and moves them to levels not seen before. We are in the business of changing lives. There is nothing better.

With gratitude and hope...Onward!

Dr. Robert B. Miller
Interim Superintendent/President
Palo Verde College