Hartnell College


Dr. Patricia Hsieh is the superintendent/president at Hartnell Community College District. Prior to her current position, she served as the President at San Diego Miramar College for fourteen years.  She has broad experience and background in teaching, student services, and community college administration.  Dr. Hsieh also served as the interim president and vice president of student services at Sacramento City College.  Dr. Hsieh has spent her career improving student access and success in California community colleges.   At San Diego Miramar College, she has not only expanded student access by leading the College to grow from less than 5,000 FTES to over to 10,000 FTES annual enrollment with very impressive student success outcomes, but she has also been instrumental in transforming the College’s facilities by completing the Facilities Master Plan to improve teaching, learning, and student completion. Hsieh studied at the Harvard University Management and Leadership in Education (MLE) Program and Institute for Educational Management (IEM), and has received her doctorate in Institutional Management in Higher Education focusing on Community College Administration at Pepperdine University, her master's in Guidance and Counseling from Wayne State University, and her bachelor's in Western Languages and Literature from Chengchi University in Taiwan.

Dr. Hsieh was selected as the Fulbright Scholar twice in 2010 and 2016 representing American Community Colleges to Russia, France and Germany to develop relationships with the higher education institutions in the respective countries.  She was the recipients of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Award, Higher Education Minority Women Trial Blazer Award, and Higher Education Outstanding Leadership Award.

Who To Contact

  • Patricia C. Hsieh
    Phone: 831-755-6900
    Building: E - College Administration (South)
    Office: Superintendent/President
    E - College Administration (South)
  • Lucille Serrano
    Executive Assistant to the Supt/Pres and Board of Trustees
    Phone: 831 755-6900
    Building: Hartnell College Main Campus
    Office: Superintendent/President
    411 Central Avenue, Salinas, CA 93901