Van Hook appointed to L.A. County education task force
College of the Canyons Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook. Courtesy

Van Hook appointed to L.A. County education task force

College of the Canyons recently announced that Chancellor Dianne G. Van Hook has been appointed to the L.A. County Economic Resiliency Task Force’s education sector work team. The appointment, made…

Chamber to give COC Chancellor Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook in her office her office in Canyons Hall at College of the Canyons. (Photo by Dan Watson)

Chamber to give COC Chancellor Lifetime Achievement Award

The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce has announced its plan to recognize College of the Canyons Chancellor Dianne G. Van Hook with the chamber’s 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award. “There…

Van Hook contract extended to 2023
College of the Canyons Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook shares a story about how a vision for the campus was developed in the 1980s and 1990s during a ceremony marking the completion of a parking structure on campus. Austin Dave/The Signal

Van Hook contract extended to 2023

College of the Canyons Chancellor Dianne G. Van Hook officially received a contract extension to the year 2023 following Wednesday night’s board of trustees meeting. According to the amendments being…

Van Hook named 2018 PROmoter of the Year
College of the Canyons Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook shares a story about how a vision for the campus was developed in the 1980s and 1990s during a ceremony marking the completion of a parking structure on campus. Austin Dave/The Signal

Van Hook named 2018 PROmoter of the Year

In recognition of her longstanding support of community colleges and the coordinated efforts of the school’s communications office, the Community College Public Relations Organization named COC Chancellor Dianne Van Hook…

Entrepreneurs work on developing businesses through Startup Weekend SCV
Alex Honadel (right) goes over The CollegeHub, a social media platform set up by Jeremy Ilang (left), while fellow attendee Bert Brache observes. Ryan Mancini/The Signal

Entrepreneurs work on developing businesses through Startup Weekend SCV

A small group of would-be entrepreneurs had 54 hours to ready themselves for a successful business plan at the end of Startup Weekend SCV, held in the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center at College of the Canyons from Friday to Sunday.

COC Center now in session
Students walk past the College of the Canyons University Center, which offers various degree programs and houses the Hart District's Academy of the Canyon's. Cory Rubin/ The Signal

COC Center now in session

While some students travel hundreds of miles back to school, other students are working toward their degrees right in their backyard. Hundreds of students are preparing to start back to…

COC’s largest class celebrates graduation day
Graduates from College of the Canyons gathered together in the Honor Grove on June 1 for their commencement ceremony. Eddy Martinez/The Signal.

COC’s largest class celebrates graduation day

Members of the largest graduating class in the 48-year history of College of the Canyons gathered in the Honor Grove at Friday’s commencement ceremony to celebrate an important academic milestone.…

The SCV’s most influential women: Dianne G. Van Hook
College of the Canyons chancellor Dr. Dianne Van Hook in her office. Katharine Lotze/The Signal

The SCV’s most influential women: Dianne G. Van Hook

Editor's Note: The following is the first installment in an occasional series from The Signal newsroom looking at influential women throughout modern Santa Clarita Valley history. In her 30th year…

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