One of Pierce College’s academic deans is resigning from her position to work at East Los Angeles College.
Carol Kozeracki, dean of institutional research, planning and enrollment management, will begin her post as ELAC’s dean of Academic Affairs Monday.
“I’m so excited but so sad,” she said. “We have superb faculty and students here.”
As dean of Research and Planning, Kozeracki is responsible for enrollment management analysis and institutional research, among other things.
As dean of Academic Affairs, on the other hand, she will help take care of all instructional aspects of ELAC.
Kozeracki has been working at Pierce for seven years.
“Usually, every five or six years, I get itchy to try something new,” she said.
In addition to once working as the dean of architecture, she has been the faculty adviser for Alpha Gamma Sigma and the Leadership Club.
“As a researcher, I don’t want students to just be a number to me,” she said.
It is still unclear whether or not the college will be hiring someone to replace Kozeracki.
“At most of the colleges, they like to have two people in Research and Planning,” she said. “It’s a hard job.”