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Robert Jensen

Professor Emeritus Theatre Arts Department and Dean Emeritus Fine Arts Division

Bob Jensen retired from Fullerton College in June 2015 after 35 years of service. He taught in the Theatre Department from 1980-2005, when he became Dean of Fine Arts, a position he held until his retirement.

Bob currently serves as a Board Member on the Friends of Fullerton College Foundation, and he is leading the Grow the Theatre Arts Scholarship campaign. If you would like to partner with us, you can donate at https://www.hornetscholars.com/theatreawards. If you would like to join the Theatre Arts Alumni and Friends Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/516598079668079

Bob is currently serving as a consultant to Arts organizations and non-profit organizations, and he is working on several faith based initiatives locally and overseas. He can still be reached at his Fullerton College email address at rjensen@fullcoll.edu

During his tenure at Fullerton College, Bob enjoyed working with a very diverse collection of colleagues and students, sharing in their highly creative work, and promoting their work and the development of their careers.

In the Theatre Department, Bob worked as a director, designer, and instructor. During those twenty five years in Theatre Arts he played a variety of roles as a set and lighting designer, technical director, playwright, director, managing director, and department chair. Bob also served as the director of the Fullerton College High School Theatre Festival, the Managing Director of the Playwrights Festival and the Directors Festival, and for four years as one of the leaders of the Fullerton College Theatre on the Green program at the Muckenthaler Cultural Arts Center.

During his deanship the Art and Music Departments grew to be the largest in enrollment among all community colleges in California, 12 new Career Technical Education certificates were created, the transition from analogue to digital technology in Art, Music, and Theatre was accomplished, and a new training program with Disneyland was established.

Bob’s largest project was his five years of work on the Fullerton College Centennial, during which time he co-coordinated 35 events and over 30 projects.

Awards and Honors:
Helen Modjeska Lifetime Achievement Award, Orange County Weekly (1999)
Excellence in Theatre Education, Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival (1997)
Innovations in General Education: The Nautilus Project, National Council of Instructional Administrators (2001)
Special Achievement: the Fullerton College Theatre Festival, awarded by the California Educational Theatre Association (2004)
Fullerton College Administrator of the Year (2011)
James Young Fullerton Legends Award for contributions to the Arts in Fullerton (2011) first honoree
Above and Beyond Award, North Orange County Community College District (2015)
Presidents Award, Fullerton College: Outstanding Service in Education (2019)

Contact Bob at rjensen@fullcoll.edu

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