President's Biography

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Kim Lopez

Kim Lopez currently serves as President of Cañada College in Redwood City, California. She served as Interim President of Cañada College from July 2021 - June 2022. 

In August 2019, Ms. Lopez became Acting President at College of San Mateo (CSM) and in 2020 she was named Interim President, a position she held until June 2021. She also served as Vice President of Student Services at CSM.

Prior to joining CSM, Ms. Lopez served as Dean of Counseling and Enrollment Services, and later Vice President of Student Services at Cañada College. Prior to Cañada College, she was a Faculty member at the College of the Siskiyous, serving as the Director for EOPS, CARE, CalWORKs and TRIO, and as a Counselor.

Ms. Lopez holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UC Santa Barbara and a Master’s degree in Counseling Education from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.