Dr. Raúl Rodríguez


Raúl Rodríguez, Ph.D. has served as a community college president or chancellor for more than 28 years. Prior to joining SJECCCD as Interim Chancellor in early 2022, Dr. Rodriguez served as Interim Superintendent/President at Hartnell College and Interim President at East Los Angeles College. From 2010 to 2019, Dr. Rodríguez served as Chancellor of Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD). 

Prior to joining RSCCD, Dr. Rodríguez held a number of positions in both single-college and multi-college community college districts in California, including serving as Superintendent/President of San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton and as President of Los Medanos College in Contra Costa Community College District.

Dr. Rodríguez earned a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He also possesses a Master’s Degree in School and Applied Psychology from Fairfield University and a B.A. in Liberal Studies from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. An educator who taught psychology at Cabrillo College and the University of California, Santa Cruz, he is also a graduate of the Harvard Institute for Educational Management.

Community and professional service has always been a high priority for Dr. Rodríguez. He is currently on the board of the National Community College Hispanic Council and on the Board of Stewards of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dr. Rodríguez previously served for eight years as a board member of the Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce, for three years on the Orange County Taxpayers Association, and for three years on the International Consortium for Educational and Economic Development. 

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.​​


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Chancellor's  Office

​​Dr. Raúl Rodríguez

Interim Chancellor
(408) 270-6402

Sherri Brusseau

Chancellor's Office Supervisor
(408) 270-6409

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

Ryan Brown

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

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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