Christina Espinosa-Pieb is interim president of De Anza College. She has worked at the college for almost four decades, and was vice president of Instruction from 2008-2018. Espinosa-Pieb began her current position on July 1, 2018, following the retirement of former President Brian Murphy.
Espinosa-Pieb first came to De Anza as a community volunteer and then became a student employee in 1980. She held a series of increasingly responsible positions and, as vice president of Instruction, oversaw nine instructional divisions with an $80 million budget. A first-generation college student, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from the University of Phoenix and a master’s degree in International and Multicultural Education from the University of San Francisco.
During her time at De Anza, Espinosa-Pieb has been deeply committed to student equity and student success. As a vice president, she worked to ensure diversity in faculty hiring to better reflect De Anza’s highly diverse student body. Earlier in her career, she oversaw programs for disabled students, managed the Learning in Communities and Honors programs, and for several years taught a course titled “Women of Color in the USA.”