Dr. Byron d. Clift Breland

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(San Jose, Calif.) —The San José – Evergreen Community College District (SJECCD) board of trustees appointed a new chancellor during its November meeting, unanimously selecting Dr. Byron D. Clift Breland for the position. Clift Breland has been serving in the role in an interim capacity since July 2018.

Dr. Clift Breland previously served as San José City College (SJCC) president from 2013 until his appointment as interim chancellor. He has held numerous instructional and administrative positions in K-12 and higher education. His innovative leadership has positioned SJCC among the top institutions in the nation in career education and workforce preparation. He now brings that innovative leadership to the entire District. "We are very fortunate to have such a visionary and transformative leader in Dr. Clift Breland to serve as District chancellor," SJECCD Board President Mayra Cruz said. "Having such a great candidate already in the District ensures a smooth transition as we move into the next phase for SJECCD and continue the upward trajectory of the District." (Continue Reading)

About the Chancellor's Office

The Chancellor's Office provides the coordination and leadership essential for merging the needs of the community and the educational resources of the San José/Evergreen Community College District . 

Along with the Chancellor, a seven-member Board of Trustees is responsible for overseeing the educational needs of SJECCD. San José City College, Evergreen Valley College, the Community College Center for Economic Mobility, and District Services collaborate to ensure the community’s educational needs are met.​​


Strategic Priorities 2018-2025


Dr. Byron D. Clift Breland, Chancellor​​

40 S. Market St.
San José, CA 95113
(408) 270-6402
FAX (408) 239-8801

Chancellor's  Office

Ryan Brown

​Marketing and Public Information Officer
(408) 531-6172

Sherri Brusseau

Executive Assistant to the Chancellor's Office and Board Services
(408) 270-6409

Bea Gonzalez
Secretary to the Chancellor's Office
(408) 223-6752

Sam Ho

Director of Communications, Community Relations & Diversity
(408) 223-6798

Rosalie Ledesma

Executive Director of Governmental & External Relations
(408) 223-6782

FAX for Chancellor's Office

(408) 239-8801

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