Dr. Al Taccone currently serves as dean of career education at MiraCosta College. Al was born in Providence Rhode Island and lived and worked in Rhode Island and Massachusetts prior to moving to Ohio for his first administrative position.
Al holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Education degree from Bryant University
Smithfield, RI, an M.B.A. from Anna Maria College in Paxton, MA, and a Ph.D. in Management and Decision Sciences from Walden University in Minneapolis, MN.
From 1987 to 1995 Al was assistant professor of business administration at Dean College in Franklin, MA where he taught classes in accounting, business administration, mathematics, economics, and computer science. In 1991 he became coordinator of business programs at Dean College.
From 1995 to 1998, he held the position of Dean and Associate Professor of Humanities, Social Sciences and Business Technologies at Jefferson Community College in Steubenville, OH where he also continued to teach courses in accounting, statistics, and economics.
From 1998 to 2001, Al held the position of Dean of the School of Business, Computer Studies, and Technologies at San Diego Mesa College.
From 2001 to 2007 Al served as Division Dean of Instruction at Cuyamaca College before
joining MiraCosta College as Dean of Career Education in 2007. In addition to his duties as dean Al teaches accounting at Cuyamaca College.
As an administrator Al is actively involved in planning for accreditation, operations, technology advancement and implementation, budgeting curriculum development. He has received the Out-of-the Box Thinker award from the Community College League of California (CCLC) and was a League for Innovation finalist for innovation of the year. Al has presented for CCLC on the topic of change in community colleges and baccalaureate degree offerings in California Community Colleges, for TechED on the topic of distance education, and he serves as a team member on ACCJC accreditation visits. Since he is also in the classroom, Al sees first-hand the results of a college’s mission, institutional planning and can monitor the effectiveness of both. He is actively involved in all aspects of the personal and professional development of students, faculty and staff and is known to be accessible to students and is deeply concerned for their academic, personal, and professional progress. Al and his son are avid New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox Fans.