Dr. Maria Viramontes de Marin | Vice Chairperson

Dr. Maria Viramontes de Marin | Vice Chair


Dr. Maria Viramontes de Marin taught elementary, high school, and at the university level. She also volunteered in establishing Latina women’s organizations and training programs. Dr. Marin is founder of Inter American College in National City. In 2009, she retired as vice president for Academic Affairs. She is volunteering and collaborating with community organizations on educational issues for the empowerment of women and other minorities.

Administrative and Academic Experience

  • 1997- 2009 InterAmerican College: Vice-president for Academic Affairs
  • 1995- 1997 Chair of Liberal Studies and Education: National Hispanic University
  • 1993-1995 Co-chair of Education Department: National University
  • 1991-1993 Willow Elementary, San Ysidro School District: Principal
  • 1988-1991 M & R Marin Associates: Consulting firm
  • Founder & CEO Marin Publications
  • Southwestern Community College: Part-time professor
  • 1985-1988 Volunteers of America: Director of Education: Portland
  • 1979-1985 Marin Northwest, Inc. CEO, Consultant: Washington
  • 1976-1979 Title VII Doctoral Fellowship: University of Illinois
  • 1975-1976 Director of Bilingual Programs: Pomona Unified
  • 1964-1975 High School teacher: Los Angeles
  • 1960-1964 Elementary School teacher: Los Angeles


  • B.A. Spanish with Science and Math minor
  • M.S. Anthropology with Linguistic minor
  • Ph.D. Education with Sociolinguistic minor

Professional Qualification

  • Administrator in Mexican International colleges
  • Translation-Spanish English
  • Author
  • Seminar: Culture and History
  • Grant writer


  • Spanish award from University of Madrid
  • Fund raiser for Willow Elementary
  • Founder of Entry Master Nursing Program
  • Co-founder of InterAmerican College

Professional Membership

  • MANA
  • Delta Kappa Gamma
  • Eta Nu
  • CA Bilingual Educators
  • Balboa Museum of Art
  • Balboa Museum of Man
  • Punta Banda Yacht Club


  • La Historia de Los Estados Unidos
  • La Constitution de los Estados Unidos
  • La Batalla de Puebla