FARMINGTON — After a month-long search, San Juan College announced a new vice president for learning on Thursday.

Barbara Ake will start the job on June 24.

Ake received a doctorate in education from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and she has a master's degree in health care administration from Central Michigan University.

Ake currently is the Dean of Natural Sciences and Health Sciences at San Jacinto College, South Campus in Houston, Texas.

She has also served as the Chief Academic Officer at Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences in Canton, Ohio, and as provost for the Health Sciences Campus at Brevard Community College in Melbourne, Fla.