NVC Board Honors Greg Miraglia


Greg Miraglia

WHEREAS, Greg began teaching at Napa Valley College in 1986 with the 3rd Basic Police Academy class. He served as the coordinator of the Reserve Police Academy Program from 1988 until 1994 when he became a recruit training officer for Basic Police Academy classes;

WHEREAS, In addition to his work for the college, Greg serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Matthew Shepard Foundation and is the National Program Coordinator for Campus Pride’s Safe Spaces training program and the Stop the Hate! Program;

WHEREAS, Greg was hired full time at the college as the director of the Police Academy in 1999 becoming a dean in 2006 assuming responsibility for the Business and Computer Studies and Technical divisions, the Small Business Development Center, the Child Development Center, and, for nearly two years, the Upper Valley Campus;

WHEREAS, Greg’s leadership led to a dedicated mat room for hand-to-hand combat training, a training area for perfecting the driving skills of police academy recruits, the development of a unique community policing project, a portfolio capstone project, and the implementation of a competency based evaluation in the Police Academy;

WHEREAS, Greg’s efforts and vision resulted in the college’s LGBT Studies Program which prepares students for transfer and provides career training for future and incumbent teachers who are required to deliver topic specific curriculum required by the Fair and Inclusive Education Act;

WHEREAS, Greg’s dedication an individual’s right to learn and work in a safe environment propelled him to create Napa Valley College’s Safe Space Program and facilitate the development of the college’s Bias Incident Response Team;

WHEREAS, Greg’s commitment to tolerance, acceptance, diversity and equity led to his selection as the recipient of the Governor’s Award For Organizational Excellence from the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training and his selection as the recipient of the California Community College Chancellor’s Office “John W. Rice Diversity Award.”;

WHEREAS, Greg has been a consummate leader and colleague that values and respects the members of the college community and always put the needs of the students first;

WHEREAS, Greg’s compassion, calmness, professionalism, and humor will be greatly missed;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Trustees and the entire college community join in extending to Greg Miraglia our sincere thank you and best wishes for a happy, healthy retirement.

December 8, 2016

Michael J. Baldini, Board Chair
Rafael Rios, Vice President
Rosaura Segura
Jennifer Baker
Kyle Iverson
Mary Ann Mancuso
Amy Martenson
Dr. Ron Kraft, Superintendent/President