Angélica Garcia Selected as the Next President of Berkeley City College in California

Angélica Garcia was selected as the next president of Berkeley City College in California. When she takes office on May 7, she will become the first president of the college of Mexican-American descent.

Berkeley City College enrolls just over 6,000 students, according to the latest data supplied to the U.S. Department of Education. Women make up 54 percent of the student body.

“I’m honored to lead a school that is already a top choice for students looking to transfer to UC Berkeley or UC Davis,” Dr. Garcia said. “I believe pursuing higher education is an act of liberation, especially for historically minoritized communities. Berkeley City College students are part of a thriving community which mirrors the Bay Area’s ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic diversity. I am energized by the diversity among students and the local community.”

Before being named president of Berkeley City College, Dr. Garcia has been serving as the vice president of student services at Skyline College, a community college in San Bruno, California.

Dr. Garcia is a graduate of St. Mary’s College in California. She received a master of social work degree from San Diego State University and a doctoral degree in educational leadership from San Francisco State University.

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  1. Donna Graham-Stewartson says:

    Congratulations, so happy to see this awesome accomplishment.

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