Dr. Rajen Vurdien, Director

Superintendent-President, Pasadena City College, Pasadena

Dr. Rajen Vurdien was the eighth president of Fullerton College. He came to Fullerton College from Saddleback College where he was Vice President for Instruction for 6 years. He worked for the United Nations Development Program in the 1980s. He was positioned in China where he taught English and ran the UN language programs. Other positions held are Director of Graduate Programs in Education, Professor of Reading at Gwynedd Mercy College; Associate Professor and Chair of Reading at Long Island University; Instructor of Reading and later on Dean of Language Arts and Physical Education at Long Beach City College. Dr. Vurdien also taught as an adjunct instructor of ESL, Reading and English at Cerritos College and Cypress College.

Dr. Vurdien has a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Upper Brittany, Rennes, France, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from the Mauritius Institute of Education. He completed a M.Ed. and a Ph.D. in Psychological Studies in Education at Temple University and an MBA from Long Island University. Dr. Vurdien has completed numerous workshops on leadership and administration, including Harvard University’s Management Development Program and Seminar for Experienced Presidents.

He is involved in the community, working closely with school districts, municipalities, and chambers of commerce. He currently serves on the Executive Board of the California State University Fullerton Doctor in Education Leadership program. He is a longtime resident of Buena Park with his wife and two daughters, students at Sunny Hills High School.