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Nick Mortaloni

Dean of Student Affairs

Dr. Nick Mortaloni (he/him) is the Dean of Student Affairs at MiraCosta College and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of experience working with individuals and families impacted by poverty, basic needs concerns, systemic discrimination, abuse and neglect, community violence, and other traumatic events. He was previously a Faculty and Mental Health Counselor at MiraCosta, where he oversaw mental health programs and services for the district. 

Dr. Mortaloni’s social work career started at the County of San Diego and nonprofit organizations, and he later transitioned to a position as an Instructional Faculty and CARE Manager at California State University San Marcos. Dr. Mortaloni earned his doctorate in education (Ed.D.) with a specialization in community college leadership from San Diego State University.

As a queer administrator and activist, Dr. Mortaloni is passionate about supporting historically marginalized students to reach their personal and educational goals. He is utilizing his experiences with instruction and student services to create trauma-informed, equity-minded, and socially just community college campus environments.