Vice President of Community Partnerships
Alyssa Perry is the Vice President of Community Partnerships at Ember Education, a division of San Joaquin Valley College, Inc. (SJVCi). She is responsible for directing government initiatives that connect SJVCi communities with elected officials on the local, state and federal level. She also focuses on building educational partnerships with employers in the local markets that serve SJVCi colleges. As part of this role, she is responsible for guiding program directives and improving employment outcomes in order to better assist local businesses and grow their communities.
As one of the founding family members of San Joaquin Valley College (SJVC) that began in 1977, Alyssa is dedicated to helping students achieve success through education. Her father Mike Perry, along with his brother Mark Perry, supported her grandparents Robert and Shirley Perry in their dream to bring higher education and skills-based education to their Visalia, California, community. Alyssa has continued this tradition while serving in various positions from student services to academic support, as well as Campus President at SJVC Atascadero, SJVC Santa Maria and SJVC Modesto. As Campus President she focused on improving the health of each campus through census growth and building strong leadership teams.
As the Vice President of Community Partnerships, Alyssa will make a positive impact in the college communities through increased campus engagement. She will continue providing opportunities for local officials to connect with students, staff and faculty so they can hear about the students’ experiences and learn more about how SJVCi is working to improve their communities.
Alyssa earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from University of San Diego and a Master of Business Administration from the Florida Institute of Technology. As a mother and native of California’s Central Valley, Alyssa enjoys spending time improving her physical and mental health while learning more about personal development.