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Dr. Shirley Green

Dr. Shirley Green


Shirley Green, Dean of Student Affairs, began her tenure at Paradise Valley Community College as residential faculty in the Counseling and Consultation Division. Her teaching experience includes K-12 through graduate programs.

Dr. Green has held a variety of administrative positions at Paradise Valley and was instrumental in the development of many programs to include the original mini semester, the present Early College and the Accelerated Associate Degree Programs.

Dr. Green is a Thomas Lakin Fellow and a W. K. Kellogg Foundation Fellow. She was selected from a national pool of applicants for these leadership programs. Dr. Green has served two terms as President of the District Management, Administrative and Technological [MAT] Employee Policy Group. During her service in 1997-1998, she introduced and provided leadership for the first MAT Annual Conference which has continued and this year celebrated its 10th year.

Prior to Shirley’s tenure in educational settings, she worked in the non-profit sector as a program manager and also as a consultant/trainer for public school administrators, faculty and staff. During Shirley’s earlier years in the “services” field, she was one of four women who founded Shreveport, LA’s first shelter for abused women.

Shirley received her Ph.D. in Human Relations/Counseling Psychology from the Union Institute and University, her Master’s Degree in Human Relations from Louisiana Tech University, a second Master’s Degree from Alaska Pacific University [formerly Alaska Methodist University] in Adult and Community Education. Dr. Green’'s Bachelor’'s Degree in Social Work is from Grambling State University and her Associates Degree in Business Studies is from Delgado Community College in New Orleans. Shirley is from New Orleans, LA.