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San Diego professor tapped for California Community Colleges visiting role

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Wednesday September 8, 2021

Abdimalik Buul. Photo SUPPLIED

Abdimalik Buul, a San Diego-based scholar, has been selected by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to serve as visiting executive of educational excellence and equal employment opportunity programs, it was announced Tuesday.

Buul’s responsibilities include providing California community college professional development activities, reviewing and informing community college district plans, co-leading state-wide EEO and diversity advisory boards, state-wide diversity and fairness. Includes participation in a working group on inclusiveness.

Buul, an assistant professor and transfer center director at San Diego City College, was the first Somalia to be hired as a tenure-track faculty member at Southwestern College in Chula Vista, serving as Umoja Program Coordinator, Black Alliance Faculty Chair, and Scholar. .. Senator of a school for counseling and student support.

His resume also includes a counselor / professor at Kuyamaka University in El Cahon, a part-time counselor / professor at San Diego Mesa University, and a program specialist at the San Diego Labor Partnership.

Bull traveled to the United States as a Somali refugee at the age of five and grew up in City Heights and southeastern San Diego. He holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s degree in education from San Diego State University and has taught restorative practices and conflict transformation with an emphasis on community-based counseling and social justice.

He holds a PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Southern California.

“California Community College is excited to welcome as talented and dedicated supporters as Dr. Buul to lead the EEO initiative essential to fully achieving the goals set out in the vision of success. “We are,” said Acting Prime Minister Daisy Gonzalez. “His expertise helps our system connect EEO to the classroom and redefine the outstanding education of public higher education, the largest system.”

The California Community College consists of 73 districts and 116 colleges and serves 2.1 million students annually.


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