Office of the Superintendent/President

Welcome to Palo Verde College!

Your decision to pursue a college education is among the most important decisions you will make in your lifetime. It has been said that knowledge is power, and community college is the door through which many people have discovered the power to become more successful in life. According to research, people with a college degree have a much better chance of finding a job as compared to those who do not have a degree, and workers with a college degree will earn over a million dollars more in their career than those who do not have a college degree.

Your decision to make Palo Verde College the next step on your educational journey is an excellent one. Many successful people have made the same choice you are about to make and started their educational journey at a community college including Walt Disney, Tom Hanks, George Lucas, Nolan Ryan, and former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to name a few.

PVC can help you to achieve your educational goals whether you want to get a good paying job immediately after college, or you want to continue on with your education toward more advanced degrees. As a fully accredited institution, our transfer courses are accepted at CSU and UC system sites and your two year degree or certificate of completion is highly regarded in our community, surrounding areas, and throughout the State.

I congratulate you on your decision to attend Palo Verde College. Please take a few moments to review the college catalog and learn about the programs and services available to you here at PVC. Our outstanding instructors, counselors, and support staff are all available to help make your college experience successful and rewarding. We look forward to seeing you on campus, and thank you for becoming a member of the Palo Verde Community College family!

Donald G. Wallace, Ph.D.
Superintendent/President