give a warm welcome to Heidi Diamond, new Dean of Business, Design and
Workforce at Cañada College. Prior to
coming to Cañada College, Heidi worked at West Valley College for fifteen years
in a variety of institutional and student-focused positions.
Heidi served as the Chair for West Valley College’s Business Division. In this
role, Heidi led, developed, and supported programs in accounting, business,
real estate, digital media, computer applications, computer information systems
and court reporting. As a Grants Project
Director, Heidi managed numerous grants that established viable pathways for
high school students transitioning to college.
While serving as the college’s Faculty Accreditation Liaison Officer and
SLO Assessment Coordinator, Heidi helped ensure that the college’s accreditation
status was reaffirmed with commendations.
Heidi has taught a wide range of face-to-face and online business
courses including Marketing Principles, Organizational Behavior, Strategic
Management, and Small Business Startup. Heidi also led the team that designed
and implemented a college-wide Online Instructor Certification program.
holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell
University and a Masters degree in Business Administration from Baruch
College. Heidi completed additional
graduate work in Spanish literature at the University of Salamanca. Having just completed course work in fine
arts and drawing, Heidi is passionate about establishing meaningful linkages
between design thinking and business as they relate to ideation and