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Cañada College President Named

San Mateo County Community College District                             

Cañada College President Named      

June, 2016

Contact:  Chancellor Ron Galatolo


 Cañada College President Named

Dave Mandelkern, president of the Board of Trustees of the San Mateo County Community College District, announced today that following a nationwide search attracting more than 47 candidates, Dr. Jamillah Moore has been selected to be the eleventh president of Cañada College in Redwood City, California.  Dr. Moore currently serves as the District’s Interim Vice Chancellor of Educational Services and Planning. 

“From a strong field of candidates, the Board has selected an experienced, talented and dedicated community college educator to lead Cañada College,” Mandelkern said. “We believe President-elect Moore will continue Cañada’s strong tradition of providing leading-edge educational opportunities and support services that help ensure student success.” 

Dr. Moore’s accomplishments, skills, educational background, and training reflect a commitment to the philosophy and mission of California Community Colleges.  At every level, her career has been a reflection of the college mission of an inclusive and effective learning and working environment for all. She has served as Senior Vice Chancellor for Governmental and External Relations in the System Office of the California Community Colleges, Interim President of Compton Community College, President of Los Angeles City College and Chancellor of the Ventura County Community College District. Dr. Moore has also been a teacher, beginning her career at Sierra Community College. On occasion, she has returned to the classroom as an adjunct professor in the Communications Studies and Multicultural Education Departments at California State University, Sacramento.

Dr. Moore is a graduate of the University of San Francisco, where she earned a doctorate in International and Multicultural Education. She is also a former EOPS student and graduate of California State University, Sacramento, where she earned a Masters in Intercultural Communication and Public Policy and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication.


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