“As I have gained more insight into NVC, it’s so clear we have a wide array of outstanding programs, a campus remarkable for its physical vibrancy and architectural beauty, its distinguished faculty of innovative teachers and administrators, a dedicated and creative staff, a diverse and spontaneous student body, a vast array of alumni and friends, and deep connections to the community. Our work together this year in ‘creating a way forward’ is based on the wonderful history and vibrancy of Napa Valley College’s past while focusing on a bright and forward-looking future.”
Dr. Ronald Kraft serves as the Superintendent/President of Napa Valley College in Napa. He assumed office on May 9, 2013.
Previously in higher education, Dr. Kraft served as President of Southern California University of Health Sciences in Whittier, California. He also served as President of the Washington State Community & Technical Colleges Alliance leading the state’s 34 colleges in workforce and economic development activities. Earlier in his career, he served as Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Lord Fairfax Community College. He also served as the Director of Community Outreach Programs at the Hispanic Serving Institution of Southwestern Community College in Chula Vista, California.
Dr. Kraft’s career began as a business instructor in the secondary school system before moving to the community college level in California where he became a tenured faculty member and department chair at Southwestern Community College. Dr. Kraft holds a bachelor’s degree in business and master’s degree in education as well as a Ph.D. in higher education leadership from Capella University in Minnesota.