In July 2011, Governor Jerry Brown appointed Van Ton-Quinlivan Vice Chancellor of Economic and Workforce Development for California’s Community Colleges. Prior to her appointment, Van was the Director of Workforce Development at Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), where she architected PG&E PowerPathway, a nationally recognized best practice model program in workforce development.
In 2010, Van was selected as one of ten industry leaders invited to inform the Education and Training Subcommittee of President Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board (PERAB) on the workforce needs of industry, and was one of five corporate leaders invited to attend the first ever White House Community College Summit focused on increasing the credentialing of the nation’s workforce.
Van is the founder and co-chair of the California Energy & Utility Workforce Consortium (CEUW), and previously served on the National Commission on Energy Policy’s (NCEP) America’s Task Force on Future Energy Jobs and on the executive committee of the Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD).
Van holds an MBA and a master’s degree in education policy from Stanford University.
Van has been a member of NSC’s Board since 2012.