|Title:||Dean of Kinesiology, Athletics and Arts|
|Years at OC:||17|
|Bachelor's Degree:||Kinesiology: Athletics Training; Long Beach State, 1996|
|Master's Degree:||Kinesiology, Sports Medicine; Illinois State University, 1999|
Dean Chris Warden has been with Ohlone College since 2001 where he was hired as the Head Athletic Trainer and full time PE instructor. After 6 years of teaching and working as the Athletic Trainer, he assumed the interim role of Athletic Director. For a few years under that role, he was then promoted as the Director of Athletics, Exercise Science and Community Education. Just a few years later he receive the title of Dean of Athletics, Exercise Science and the Newark Campus. Currently, Chris has been serving as the Dean of Athletics, Kinesiology and Arts. The department that are included within his division are athletics, Health, Kinesiology, Physical Education, Art, Interior Design, Multimedia, Music and Theatre & Dance.
Prior to Ohlone, Chris graduated High School from El Dorado (Placerville, CA) where he pursued his BS in Kinesiology: Athletic Training at Long Beach State. After graduating from CSULB, he pursued his Masters degree in the same disciple at illinois State University.
Chris has an 12 year old son who loves to play baseball and hopes to be the starting second baseman for the Ohlone Renegades someday. Chris has been together with his best friend and wife for 23 years and married for 19 of them. They live in the Fremont area and love to walk/hike the hills of Mission Peak. You'll also find them riding around on their bikes, or catching a movie at the NewPark Mall AMC theaters.