The Board of Trustees of the Peralta Community College District (PCCD) is seeking a recognized leader to serve as the next Chancellor.

Here is an update from Board of Trustees President Dyana Delfín Polk:


June 1, 2023
Dear Peralta Community,
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I am pleased to announce we are now accepting applications for the position of Peralta Community College District Chancellor. The Search Brochure, Application Process, Timeline, and other search related materials are posted on the Chancellor Search website.
Many thanks go to our Screening Committee members who provided valuable input for the brochure and timeline, to all who responded to the campus survey, and to the terrific teams in our Marketing, Communication & Public Relations and Human Resources departments for helping to provide open, clear information for potential candidates.
The closing date for applications is July 31, 2023, by midnight.  
We anticipate finalists will be selected in mid-October and plan for all finalists to participate in public forums October 27-30, 2023. We encourage your participation and will provide detailed information prior to the forums regarding how to participate and provide feedback. Our goal is to complete the search process and announce our new Chancellor in November, with a start date of January 1, 2024. We thank Interim Chancellor Jackson for continuing to ably lead the District and for her willingness to work with the Chancellor-elect in November/December to assure a smooth transition to new leadership.
If you have any suggestions or questions or would like to nominate potential applicants, please contact me, or reach out to our HSV Search Consultants:
Dr. Helen Benjamin | hbenjamin91@icloud.com | 510-701-1553
Dr. Cindy Miles | cmiles1779@icloud.com | 619-322-8824
My colleagues on the Board of Trustees and I remain committed to a comprehensive, transparent, and inclusive search process to find the right leader for the Peralta Colleges. Please continue to check the search website, and I will continue to send out periodic updates on our progress.
Sincerely yours,

Dyana Delfín Polk

President, Board of Trustees

Peralta Community College District


The Peralta Community College District is a collaborative of four colleges (Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, and Merritt College) advancing social and economic transformation for students and the community through quality education, rooted in equity, social justice, environmental sustainability, and partnerships.

PCCD strives to provide a great education for its community. To do so, we are constantly working to hone our strategic plan toward these principles:

  • Advance Student Access, Equity, and Success
  • Engage and Leverage Partners
  • Build Programs of Distinction
  • Strengthen Accountability, Innovation, and Collaboration
  • Develop and Manage Resources to Advance Our Mission