The Contra Costa Community College District has selected Kimberly Rogers to be the next president of Contra Costa College, district officials announced.
Rogers was hired as the college’s vice president of instruction in January 2021 and has served as acting president since last June, district officials said.
“I am honored to join the dedicated team of CCC faculty, classified professionals, and managers, in achieving the college’s mission of providing equitable access, increasing student success, and fulfilling the hopes and dreams of our students and the communities we serve,” Rogers said.
Rogers was a first-generation student and earned her doctorate in higher education from Pennsylvania State University, a master’s degree in education from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in French, with a minor in chemistry, from the University of South Carolina Honors College, district officials said.
She has held academic appointments at the State University of New York at Buffalo, University of Massachusetts Boston and Universite de Haute-Alsace in France, according to the district.
“Her responsiveness to community needs and focus on advancing equitable student outcomes is an excellent fit for CCC and the West County community,” said interim district chancellor Mojdeh Mehdizadeh.
The district’s board is scheduled to vote on her appointment at its June 14 meeting.