||Dr. Paul Parnell|
Dr. Paul Parnell joined Norco College in July 2012 as its second President. He has served successfully in leadership positions at colleges renowned for their academic excellence, innovation, stellar career opportunities, diversity, and multi-site complex environments. Dr. Parnell most recently served as Vice President Academic Affairs at Rio Hondo College in Whittier, CA. He has extensive management and teaching experience in the community college environment. He served in the United States Air Force where he received several prestigious service medals. He honorably retired as an officer in 1993. Dr. Parnell earned his Ph.D. in education, psychology and community college studies from Oregon State University.