Dr. Rudy Besikof has been Vice President of Instruction at Mt. San Jacinto College since Spring Semester, 2015. He brings a wide perspective, having worked at both large and small- colleges in both the United States and abroad. Dr. Besikof is a 2010 graduate of UCLA's Educational Leadership Program. His dissertation, The Role of the Community College President in Fundraising: A Best Practices Study, was recognized with the UCLA School of Education's Outstanding Dissertation Award. He has since presented and published in the Community College Journal of Research and Practice. Prior to becoming an educational administrator, Dr. Besikof had taught English and ESL in two and four-year colleges not only in California, but also in Colorado, Japan, and France.