New top administrators appointed


Kerry Kilber Rebman, left, and Nicole “Nikki” Salgado
Kerry Kilber Rebman, left, and Nicole “Nikki” Salgado.

The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District has selected two administrators to fill top leadership posts.

Nicole “Nikki” Salgado has been chosen as Vice President of Administrative Services at Cuyamaca College, and Kerry Kilber Rebman as Associate Vice Chancellor of Technology for GCCCD.

“Nikki and Kerry will provide strong leadership to ensure that we are providing the highest quality programs and services to students and broader communities in East County,” said Chancellor Lynn Neault. “I’m thrilled to welcome them to their new leadership positions, and I look forward to working closely with them.”

Salgado has held various leadership roles in both the public and private sectors. She began with Cuyamaca College as a grant coordinator, after previously working as a consultant, supervisor, and manager at various nonprofit and educational institutions. She has extensive experience in fiscal management, facilities management, and college operations. Salgado completed her Master’s degree in Public Policy at the University of California, Irvine and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from San Diego State University.

“Cuyamaca is a special place with exceptional staff,” Salgado said. “I welcome the opportunity to support the strategic priorities of the college and, in turn, make a difference in the East County community.”

Before serving as interim Associate Vice Chancellor of Technology, Rebman spent nearly 11 years in the role of Dean of Learning and Technology Resources – three of them at Grossmont College and eight of them at Cuyamaca College. She oversaw distance education, instructional technology, learning assistance, the library, professional development, and college websites. At Grossmont, Rebman also had responsibility for the creative services department and faculty evaluations. Over the past year as Interim Associate Vice Chancellor of Technology, she has led the department through a period of remote work and the return of students to campus, among other challenges. Rebman began her career teaching and developing an elementary language program in public schools in LaFayette, Georgia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in German from Minnesota State University and a Master’s degree in nonprofit leadership and management from the University of San Diego.

“The need for innovative technology continues to grow in education, as students learn remotely and new tools become available,” Rebman said. “I am excited to lead the District’s information technology initiatives to keep us moving forward in the 21st century.”

The district’s two colleges, Grossmont College in El Cajon and Cuyamaca College in Rancho San Diego, together serve about 24,000 students.

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