My name is Geisce Ly and I am excited to serve as the Dean of the Downtown Center at City College. Although I am a “rookie” here, I served as a center dean the last five years at College of the Redwoods Mendocino Coast Campus in Fort Bragg. Prior to moving here, I was involved with the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens as the Board President and the Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce as the Board Chair. As a higher education administrator and student affairs professional the last 21 years, I have worked at the University of Michigan, Washtenaw Community College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Cal Poly Pomona, Saint Joseph’s University, and Penn State University. I earned my Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Michigan, M.Ed. in Counselor Education from Penn State University, and B.A. in Social Ecology from UC Irvine. I feel very blessed to be a part of this historic moment at CCSF because I want to engage in meaningful, purposeful and challenging work. I am committed to putting students first, collaborating with others and making a positive impact.