Vice President, Student Services

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Dr. Molly Senecal has over fifteen years of experience in higher education and prior to joining Santa Rosa Junior College, she served as the Dean of Student Success at Folsom Lake College. Dr. Senecal's previous roles include experience leading experience leading various student services and support programs, Title IX, and securing grants to expand access to services and close equity gaps.  Her contributions have resulted in Folsom Lake College being recognized for its commendable work in awarding an increased number of associate degrees for Transfer (ADT) to Latinx students, and she has been recognized by the Chancellor’s Office as an Exemplary Community College Leader.  


Dr. Senecal's extensive background extends beyond the California Community College system and includes work in K-12 and CSU systems, as well as community-based advocacy for individuals with disabilities. She holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership from UC Davis, and a master’s in Public Administration from USC.  


Dr. Senecal's visible leadership and open-door policy are a testament to her commitment to supporting faculty, staff, and students, and she is known for her warm, caring approach.  Dr. Senecal embraces her identity as a Deaf, bilingual woman and is known for her work in championing student access and empowerment, particularly for those who have historically faced marginalization within educational systems.  In her personal life, she enjoys backpacking, trail running, photography, and volunteering in the community. She and her partner are the proud parents of six adult children and a black Labrador Retriever named Levi.