Director of Instructional Laboratory Operations, Mt San Jacinto College
Ms. Cherie Hodge currently serves as the Director of Instructional Laboratory Operations for Mt San Jacinto College (MSJC) located in the southwest region of Southern California. Ms. Hodge has been with MSJC for 25+ years, beginning her span with MSJC as a student worker in 1996. Ms. Hodge manages the day-to-day operations of the biological and physical sciences laboratories district wide (3 campuses), including managing approximately 20 direct reports. Ms. Hodge is currently overseeing end user expectations of several capital projects which include 2 new STEM buildings under construction at the San Jacinto and Menifee Valley campuses respectively. Director Hodge acts as a liaison between classified professionals, tenured faculty, and administration in many decision-making matters of the sciences. While learning the ropes of management, Ms. Hodge began to understand the importance of Diversity initiatives and true representation. Ms. Hodge’s journey shows that representation matters as she continues to give back to the college and community from which she began.