Joycelyn Groot is the Executive Dean of Military Education, Corporate Training, and Business Development, an ancillary division of Coastline Community College. Joycelyn has been with the Coast Community College District for 31 years. Her experience in the community college system is extensive in most areas of educational administration (academic, student, and administrative services), with the last 15 years in military, international, and corporate education programs. Her involvement in the U.S. military education community is widespread. At Coastline, she manages the military programs having enrolled as many as 15,000 students and 1,500 graduates annually.
Joycelyn has served on several military advisory boards and organizations and currently serves on the Board of the Council of College and Military Educators (CCME), is a representative to the National Association of Institutions for Military Education Services (NAIMES) for Coastline, and an advisory board member on the U.S. Army Southern California Advisory Council. She has served on the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) and the GoArmyEd Advisory boards.
Joycelyn was recognized for her leadership when she was named Coastline's 2007 Manager of the Year and programs she has overseen have received numerous awards both in the military and corporate arenas. She also had the honor and privilege to be an invited participant twice to the White House to participate in educational initiatives - the first ever White House Community College summit in 2010 and on the Military and Veterans Credentialing and Licensing Task Force in 2012.
Joycelyn is a Southern California native. She lives in Irvine, California and has two daughters, Megan, a graduate of CSULB and Kelsie, currently attending University of Miami as a student and women's volleyball athlete. Joycelyn holds a B.A. in Business Administration and a M.A. in Educational Leadership.