The replacement for Kathleen O’Connell Hodge was Dr. Rajen Vurdien, who was invested as the eighth president of Fullerton College on August 13, 2010. A native of the island nation of Mauritius, Vurdien came to the United States in 1985 from China, where as a United Nations volunteer working for the United Nations Development Program, he taught English and ran the United Nations language programs. After finishing his work with the United Nations, Vurdien spent six years as the Director of Graduate Programs in Education at Gwynedd Mercy College outside of Philadelphia, before accepting the position of Director of the Reading Program at Long Island University. In 1998, he moved to California and became a reading instructor at Long Beach City College, and then Dean of the School of Language Arts and Physical Education. In 2004, he was appointed Vice President for Instruction at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo.