Dr. Tawny Dotson has served as President of Yuba College since July of 2020. She began her career as an active duty Air Force Officer at Beale Air Force Base. After transitioning off active duty, Tawny worked at post-secondary education institutions in Oklahoma, Washington, and California. She has served as a guest lecturer and adjunct faculty in Marketing, Photography, Communication Studies, and College Success.
Her career includes serving as the Director, Special Assistant to the President, Chief of Staff, and Vice President level before her role at YC.
Dr. Dotson holds a BA from Washington State University, an MA from the University of Missouri, and her EdD from Oregon State University in Community College Leadership. She is a graduate of the Aspen Institute Rising Presidents Fellowship, the University of California Davis’ Wheelhouse Institute, and the Community College League for California (The League) Vineyard Symposium. She serves on the League’s CEO Funding Policies Task Force, the League’s CEO Strategic Leadership Program Advisory Committee, and as a regional CEO representative on the California Community College Athletics Association Board. She has served as the vice chair (2022-23) and chair (2023-24) of accreditation visits for ACCJC.
Dotson also continues to serve in the California Air National Guard as a Lieutenant Colonel.
Tawny is an active member of the community. She’s a two-time past Rotary club president, Paul Harris Fellow, and a member of the Rotary Club of Marysville, Calif. She’s an alumna of the Chi Omega Fraternity and past board member for the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound.