Office of the President

President's Welcome

John HernandezOn behalf of the faculty, staff, and students, I would like to welcome you to Irvine Valley College (IVC). I am honored to be IVC’s new President, entrusted with building on IVC’s legacy of more than 35 years of academic excellence and student success.

As I begin my tenure, I recognize that these are extraordinary times. The COVID-19 pandemic has created uncertainty for us all, but at IVC, we remain committed to providing high-quality instruction and services to meet the needs of our diverse student population. I want to emphasize that COVID-19 has not changed our commitment to our students and community, nor has the pandemic changed the college’s mission and values related to equity and inclusion. In the broadest sense, the pandemic has simply modified how we will ultimately accomplish our goals.

Each year, IVC welcomes more than 22,000 students from local communities, surrounding areas, out of state, and over forty international countries. I hope you will take a few moments to review our website to explore and learn first-hand about our exceptional educational offerings and support services for students who seek transfer preparation, an associate degree, pathways to gainful careers and employment, or lifelong learning. Whether you are looking for information about the steps to apply, financial aid assistance, registering for classes or details about courses and programs, you’ll be able to start your journey on our website. Our dedicated faculty and staff pride themselves on a personal commitment to your success, so please do not hesitate to ask one of us for assistance. 

It is truly my sincere privilege to be a part of IVC’s diverse, student-centered community with exceptional faculty and staff at the core.  We hope to make IVC your college of choice.

John C. Hernandez, PhD