Office of the President

President's Welcome

John Hernandez

On behalf of the faculty, staff, and students, I would like to welcome you to Irvine Valley College (IVC). Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. We have a motto here at IVC — “All Are Welcome Here” and this phrase captures the spirit of our campus. Ours is a caring campus culture that allows for openness, and respect. We offer clear and guided pathways to transfer opportunities, certificates, associate degrees, employment, and further education. We strive to create an environment in which those with diverse attitudes, beliefs, values, and behaviors can feel included and can thrive. 

Whether your preferred mode of instruction or service is in-person, online or a hybrid of the two, we are committed to serving you. Each year, IVC welcomes more than 22,000 students from local communities, surrounding areas, out of state, and over forty international countries.

During the last year, you’ll notice a number of construction and physical changes taking place across the campus. I encourage you to visit the capital outlay webpage to learn about these projects which include the soccer, baseball and practice fields, the new solar shade structure in Parking Lot 6, and IVC’s three-building (62,471 gross square footage) Fine Arts Complex coming soon adjacent to the IVC Performing Arts Center.

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 professions 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. 

Becoming an IVC Laser means you will be part of a community that will support you from day one. We look forward to welcoming you to IVC!

John C. Hernandez, PhD
President​