Dr. Verdin started her professional career as a graphic designer and small business owner in Orange County, California serving non-profits and faith-based organizations. Her career evolved into opportunities to teach her craft, which opened the door to a second career in education for both the community college and private education sectors.
As an educator, Dr. Verdin taught in the graphic design field in areas of business development, professional practice and management, as well as in creative design and development. Furthering her career in education, upon moving to Las Vegas, Dr. Verdin became an administrator in education as Academic Director at a private proprietary college. In this role she worked to develop curriculum, support local industry with qualified workforce and facilitate communications between education and the local industry.
Her work partnering the college with the non-profit sector provided valuable partnerships with organizations such as The American Heart Association, Goodwill Industries and Clark County Department of Family and Child Services. There she developed a student partnership program that supported these non-profit organizations with artists talent.
Taking her expertise to Austin, Texas, under the role of Dean of Academic Affairs, Dr. Verdin further developed partnerships with many organizations including Austin Food and Wine Festival, Austin Fashion Week, Louie Mueller Barbecue, and Sony Entertainment increasing student exposure into the professions that campus served as well as providing Austin businesses excellent talent.
Dr. Verdin has worked hard in her career to build solid partnerships between businesses, non-profit organizations and the education community. Currently, Dr. Verdin serves as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Fletcher Technical Community College, in Schriever.
She has continued to build community partnerships to serve the local workforce in Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes. Dr. Verdin holds a Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration with an emphasis on the non-traditional learner.