Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
Shasta College

Kate Mahar is currently the Dean of Institutional Effectiveness at Shasta College and also serves as the Chief Learning and Research Officer for North State Together, a collective impact effort to increase educational attainment in far northern California. Kate has held leadership roles in K-12, Community College and the UC system and understands the importance of helping students and families navigate between educational sectors. Kate has a master’s degree in Humanistic/Multicultural Education from SUNY New Paltz and an Ed.D in Educational Leadership from University of Southern California. Kate has worked in education for nearly 20 years with the focus on improving the educational pipeline, access and outcomes; especially for underrepresented students and communities.