Vajinder Pal “VP” Singh was hired as a full-time faculty member by Ohlone College in 1978 and retired in 2012 after 34 years of dedicated and loyal service.
VP developed and expanded the offerings of the Electronics Department. He instituted the second-year in the program, developing courses in digital electronics, microprocessors and communications. Through VP’s efforts, Ohlone was one of the first community colleges in the country to offer a course in microprocessors, made possible by technology transfer through Lawrence Livermore Lab.
VP kept close tabs on the electronics industry and provided regular input to keep the program and his courses up-to-date. He established and participated in the Electronics Industry Advisory Committee and sought donations from industries in the Silicon Valley. He also served as the advisor to the Indian Students Club.
After he transitioned to full-time teaching in Mathematics, VP was instrumental in developing the self-paced algebra courses. He was passionate about teaching courses at the Basic Skills level and was an advocate of the “math is fun” school of thought. He cared deeply about the success of his students.
VP continued to teach in a part-time capacity after his retirement.