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Wayne Roger Olson, American Community college dean Certified community college instructor, California, supervisor, California. Named Outstanding Community College Educator State Department of Education, 1987, Outstanding Coordination of Superior vena cava syndrome and Activities, 1988.


Olson, Wayne Roger was born on September 17, 1945 in South Gate, California, United States. Son of Edgar Orlie and Mary Esther (Cantin) Olson.


AS, Los Angeles Trade Technology College, 1965. Bachelor, California State University, Long Beach, 1975. Master of Arts, California State University, Long Beach, 1981.


Director technical, Rancho Santiago College, 1978-1986;assistant dean, Rancho Santiago College, 1986-1987;vocational programs coordinator, Rancho Santiago College, 1987-1988;associate dean, El Camino College, 1988-1992;acting dean, El Camino College, 1992;dean, Golden West College, Huntington Beach, California, since 1992. Instructor East Los Angeles College, 1976-1977, Rancho Santiago College, 1975-1986. Fireequipment mechanic Los Angeles County Fire Department, 1972-1977, heavy duty equipment mechanic, 1968-1972.


  • Certified community college instructor, California, supervisor, California.


Member Association of Community College Administrators, California Community College Association for Occupational Education, National Council for Occupational Education, Association for Instructional Administrator, California Automotive Teachers Association (vice president, president, board directors, executive treasurer, Outstanding Service as President award 1987, Outstanding Service to Statewide Automotive Education award, 1991, Outstanding Contributions to Automotive Education award, 1994), North America Council of Automotive Teachers (board directors, newsletter editor 1977-1994, Outstanding Service as Board Member and Newsletter Editor award, 1988), California Automotive Service Councils (board directors 1987-1994), National Automotive Technology Education Foundation, California Academy and Vocational Information Exchange (forum operator, board directors 1992-1994), Epsilon Pi.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: boating, snow skiing, mountain biking, off-roading.


Married Sharon Lee Sherman, June 11, 1966. 1 child, Wayne Edward.

Edgar Orlie Olson

Mary Esther (Cantin) Olson

Sharon Lee Sherman

Wayne Edward Olson