Vince Rodriguez

2020-21 Aspen Rising Presidents Fellow
Dr. Vince Rodriguez grew up in Orange, California. He graduated from Orange Coast College with an associate’s degree and went on to earn a bachelor of science degree in information technology and a master of arts in education with an emphasis in distance learning and adult education. In 2011 he completed his study related to retention of online students while earning his doctorate in educational leadership from California State University, Long Beach.

Dr. Rodriguez has been a member of the Coast Community College District in California since 1998 and has worked as a classified employee, instructor, and administrator. Over his 20-plus years at Coastline, he provided leadership at each of Coastline’s learning centers and spent many years overseeing a distance learning program that accounts for nearly 75 percent of the enrollments at the college. Dr. Rodriguez has served in the role as vice president of instruction at Coastline since 2012.

He is a resident of Huntington Beach and, in his free time, volunteers as a coach and referee for the Costa Mesa region of the American Youth Soccer Organization.