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President​'s Bio

Jeff Baker

 Interim Superintendent/President
College of the Desert
Office of the President
43500 Monterey Avenue
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Phone: 760-773.2500      Fax: 760-341-9732

In 2017, College of the Desert was named one of 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.  In addition, the College was named as one of ten finalists in two categories for the prestigious Bellwether Award and won the award in January 2018 in the Instructional Programs & Service category for our innovative EDGE Program.