The Victor Valley College Foundation welcomes to its team, Kirsten Acosta, who will serve as the new Assistant Executive Director/Director of Fund Development. Kirsten has lived and worked in the High Desert for 25 years and is well known in the community for her work in sales and marketing.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to work for an organization which has had remarkable success over the last few years,” said Acosta. “Education has always been close to my heart. My dad was a Professor at the University of California, Riverside and the University of Washington. I have seen first-hand how education can change lives.” Kirsten recently worked as a business development representative for Flyers Energy. The fuel retailer purchased R.E. Goodspeed & Sons Distributing, which sold wholesale fuel in the High Desert since 1980. Kirsten worked for both organizations before joining the Foundation, and has an extensive background in public relations and executive recruiting.
“I first took notice of Kirsten when she volunteered as a team leader for the Great Alumni Hunt. I was amazed at her competitive spirit as well as her approach to coaching and mentoring one of our Victor Valley College students,” said Executive Director, Catherine Abbott. “Her student learned a great deal and as a result was awarded a $500 scholarship to help her with her tuition and books. She will be a great addition to help us serve the mission of Victor Valley College.”
For the last 40 years, Victor Valley College Foundation has been instrumental in helping to open doors for graduates seeking jobs in emerging local industries, expanded capacity of existing programs to provide more opportunities for students, as well as delivered millions of dollars to help the College update equipment and build additional facilities. Kirsten will be filling the former role of Abbott who took over the reins of Executive Director in May. Abbott replaced Ginger Ontiveros who headed up the VVC Foundation for 15 years.
The Victor Valley College Foundation is the primary resource development, alumni outreach and public relations partner for Victor Valley College. For more information about how you can support the Foundation’s Student Success Initiative, visit www.vvcfoundation.com. Gifts to the Victor Valley College Foundation are tax deductible.