(Vallejo, California – April 25, 2018) – Kristen Tener has been named Cal Maritime's new associate dean for student engagement. This new position is responsible for establishing and maintaining positive relationships and lines of communication with faculty, staff, and students to ensure high-quality, engaging services that facilitate student success.
Tener will be responsible for directing and coordinating student success programming that celebrate diversity and provide social, recreational, and student leadership opportunities. The position is designed to be accessible to students to address academic, social, and health concerns – collaborating with various units across campus to integrate student services and support into all aspects of the campus, facilitating student engagement and retention.
"Kristen is a natural for this new position," said President Tom Cropper. "Her skills as a leader and a coach will be highlighted as she collaboratively develops programming to deliver a consequential and rewarding experience for cadets at Cal Maritime. Her appointment is a significant step forward in our strategic plan, and we are delighted to have her taking on this important leadership challenge."
"The unique structure of Cal Maritime and our Corps of Cadets provides opportunities and challenges for student engagement," said Tener. "I hope to utilize my experiences in traditional student affairs and my time in the commandant's office to create a positive and supportive environment in which cadets can thrive."
Tener has served as company commandant for the past three years and recently as assistant dean of students in preparation for Dean of Students James Dalske's one-year residency on another campus as part of his American Council on Education (ACE) Fellowship.