The Online Education Initiative, Dean of Academic Affairs, Dr. Marilyn Harvey, is a first-generation college student who transferred from San Diego City College, after serving in the US Army. She then continued her studies at Point Loma Nazarene University, earning both a B.A. in Human Environmental Science and Business and a M.E. with an emphasis in Counseling and Guidance. Dr. Harvey also holds an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern California. One of Dr. Harvey’s core beliefs is that education is the “Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” and she has spent over 20 years of her career working in higher education, 16 of them with community colleges. She has taught, face to face, hybrid and fully online, for more than 10 years. Additionally, Dr. Harvey has worked extensively with faculty, focusing especially on incorporating student services into academics. She is committed to equity, access, and is excited by the opportunities for students meet their goals via the OEI, SSSP, equity, and Strong Workforce.