Sunday, April 14, 2024
The RP Group

Dulce Delgadillo

Board Member At Large

With a rich background in research and planning, Dulce Delgadillo currently serves as the Director of Institutional Research and Planning at North Orange Continuing Education (NOCE), a standalone noncredit institution within the California Community College system. Her team is critical in helping faculty, staff, and other key stakeholders understand noncredit institutional data. Under her guidance, the team has been instrumental in developing and promoting metrics that accurately reflect the journey of noncredit students. Additionally, Dulce oversees the California Adult Education Program (CAEP) Technical Assistance Provider (TAP) within NOCE’s research department. This initiative offers statewide support to K-12 Adult Schools and Community Colleges within CAEP consortia and is spearheaded by the Chancellor’s Office Workforce & Economic Development Department.

Since 2019, Dulce has chaired the RP noncredit regional group, a statewide resource dedicated to addressing noncredit research questions. Her leadership at NOCE is marked by a commitment to deepening the understanding of noncredit education in the community college system and adult education across educational systems. Her work encompasses a broad spectrum of research projects, all aimed at enhancing services and educational experiences for adult learners and underserved student populations.

Prior to her shift over to Institutional Research, Dulce worked at a community research consulting firm in Los Angeles. Her work focused on collaborating closely in conducting meaningful research and capacity building with foundations, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and social service departments. Clients she has partnered with in the past include The California Endowment, The James Irvine Foundation, National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO), Los Angeles’ Mayor’s Office, The Department of Public Health, Homeboy Industries, and The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). Her field work has included gathering data from a variety of populations including undocumented communities, refugees, domestic violence victims, foster youth, formerly incarcerated individuals, homeless populations, and a number of other disenfranchised populations.

In 2020, Dulce and her sisters, who are all educators, began a consulting firm that conducts equity research and provides professional development to K-20 educational institutions, Sisterhood for Equity Consulting. Lastly, since 2015, Dulce has served on the board of her community’s local domestic violence shelter, Whittier’s Women’s & Children’s Crisis Shelter. She currently sits as the board’s president and is passionate about advocating for those who do not always have a voice.