Dr. Maria Sheehan holds a bachelor's and master’s degree from California State University, Los Angeles, a second master’s degree from California State University, Long Beach, and a doctorate degree in higher education, Ed.D. from Pepperdine University. At TMCC, Sheehan directly addressed budget shortfalls during the Great Recession, and increased private financial support for the College. Staff members note that some of her greatest strengths are reflected in the respect she models and encourages in the College community. In addition to opening the new Health Science Center, she has overseen an extensive remodel of the Applied Technology Center.
“It’s not about what I’ve done in my career and at TMCC, it’s what the team has done – and the TMCC team is doing wonderful things,” - Dr Maria Sheehan, 2015
Upon retirement from TMCC, Sheehan will be joining an altruist project in Central America to help renovate a facility for orphaned children with special needs.