Riverside City College Appoints Kristine Di Memmo as Vice President of Business Services

Apr 17

Riverside City College is delighted to announce that Kristine Di Memmo, Ed.D., has been officially appointed as the permanent Vice President of Business Services following approval by the Board of Trustees on April 16.

With over 28 years of experience in higher education, Di Memmo is a distinguished leader known for her transformative contributions to community colleges. Her journey in higher education began as a community college student and an EOPS clerk at Mt. San Jacinto College (MSJC). After earning multiple associate degrees from Mount San Jacinto College (MSJC) and a Bachelor's degree in Business from California State University San Bernardino, Di Memmo ascended through various classified roles at MSJC. Alongside her administrative roles, she remained engaged in the classroom as an associate faculty member in Business Administration.

Di Memmo joined Riverside City College in 2016 as the Dean of Career and Technical Education (CTE), subsequently advancing to the role of Vice President of Planning and Development in 2019. In 2020, she completed her doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership, focusing her research on the integration of a cohort model into community colleges, emphasizing Guided Pathways and Equity. During her tenure as Vice President of Planning and Development, she also served as the acting Vice President of Business Services, overseeing the RCC operating budget, supporting capital projects, and spearheading college-wide technology upgrades.

Committed to championing community colleges, Di Memmo advocates for career and technical education at the state and national levels and for increased funding and expansion of apprenticeship opportunities.

Outside of her professional endeavors, she finds fulfillment in family life, being married to her husband Steve for almost 26 years and serving as a proud mother to two adult sons, one a heavy equipment operator and the other a United States Marine, as well as a devoted fur mom to a German Shepherd named Bandit.

"I am honored and humbled to have been selected for this role," said Di Memmo. "I am deeply committed to RCC's mission and look forward to continuing to serve our students, faculty, and staff in this capacity."

Riverside City College extends sincere appreciation to the search committee for their dedicated efforts in the hiring process for this vital executive leadership position.