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The Board of Trustees of the Peralta Community College District invites applications and nominations for the position of Chancellor. The Chancellor is the Chief Executive Officer of the District and reports to an elected seven-member Board of Trustees. The Peralta Community College District is a system of two-year public community colleges and operates four community colleges: Berkeley City College, Laney College, Merritt College and College of Alameda.

The Position

The role of Chancellor offers both the opportunities and challenges attendant with the management of four colleges, each with its own president; a district office with officers assigned to primary functional areas; active collective bargaining units; an elected Board of Trustees; the community college system office; community leaders; legislators; and agency heads.

The successful candidate must thoroughly understand the role and the opportunities of a large multi- campus community college district, be a leader committed to student success, academic excellence, diversity, equity, and inclusion and is expected to make a long-term commitment to the District. Strong applicants will have progressively responsible executive-level experience and demonstrated record of success. An earned doctorate or terminal degree is preferred. For further details on the District and leadership attributes for this position, please view the full search profile above.

Nominations and Applications

For full consideration, applications should be received by April 30, 2021 and include:

  1. A cover letter,
  2. Current resume, and
  3. Five current professional references with e-mail addresses and telephone numbers.

Applications should be sent electronically (MS Word or PDF format) to:

All inquiries, nominations, and applications will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted without the applicant’s expressed permission.

Nominators and prospective candidates are welcome to contact:

Kim Bobby, Executive Search / (253) 861-7738

Richard Wueste, Exectuive Search / (540) 431-5131

Peralta Community College District is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.