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Biography for Dr. Jamillah Moore

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With an educational career spanning more than 20 years, Dr. Jamillah Moore has become known for her passion on educational excellence, equity, tackling difficult issues, and leveraging collaborative partnerships to ensure student success.  

Dr. Moore currently serves as the President of Cañada College, an award-winning institution located in the heart of the Silicon Valley.  Prior to her position at Cañada College, she was Vice-Chancellor for Educational Services and Planning of the San Mateo County Community College District, Chancellor of the Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD), President of Los Angeles City College, Senior Vice Chancellor for Governmental and External Relations for the California Community College Chancellor’s Office, and Interim Superintendent/President of Compton Community College. 

As an experienced educational leader, Dr. Moore combines innovation, research, and effective management with a commitment to transparency, respect for faculty and staff, and deep and compassionate dedication to students. During her tenure as Chancellor, the VCCCD revised its education master plan, maintained a Districtwide sustainable budget during challenging fiscal times, expanded economic workforce development, successfully reinstated and expanded programs for international students, established a partnership with the Ventura County Office of Education to create a K-12 pathway to success for students, partnered and implemented the Ventura County Adult Education Consortium, acquired grant dollars to assist colleges in serving emancipated foster youth, and worked to ensure VCCCD Colleges' reaffirmation of accreditation.

In addition, Dr. Moore is the author of Race and College Admission: A Case for Affirmative Action. She has served as an Adjunct Faculty member with teaching experience at both two and four-year institutions. Dr. Moore is also the recipient of the 2014 California State University, Channel Islands African American in Higher Education Achievement Award. She is also an appointed member of the California Student Aid Commission.

A proud graduate of the University of San Francisco, Dr. Moore earned a Doctorate in International and Multicultural Education. She also earned a Masters in Intercultural Communication and Public Policy and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from California State University, Sacramento.

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