Chancellor, Los Angeles Community College District
Francisco Rodriguez, Co-Chair, began his tenure as chancellor of the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) on June 1, 2014. Prior to his appointment as head of the nation’s largest community college district, Dr. Rodriguez served as superintendent/ president at MiraCosta Community College District (Oceanside, CA) for five years and president at Cosumnes River College (Sacramento, CA) for six years. Born and raised in San Francisco, Rodriguez attended the University of California, Davis, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Chicano studies and his master’s degree in community development. He received his Ph.D. in education from Oregon State University and serves as a lecturer in the doctoral education programs at Sacramento State University and at San Diego State University. He was a WICHE Commissioner from April 2017 until May 2020. LACCD’s nine colleges, which serve over 250,000 students, recently joined the Interstate Passport Network.