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CCC Welcomes New President Dr. Tia Robinson-Cooper

The Contra Costa Community College District (District) has selected Dr. Tia Robinson-Cooper as the 14th permanent president of Contra Costa College (CCC). The District’s Governing Board will vote on ratification of her contract at their May 26, 2021, meeting. The announcement was made following a search that began in February 2021.

“We are excited to welcome Dr. Tia Robinson-Cooper to the District as the next president of Contra Costa College” said Chancellor Bryan Reece. “She has a proven commitment to increasing student success outcomes and fostering an environment of equity and inclusion. We look forward to her leadership.”

Dr. Robinson-Cooper brings with her a lengthy, distinguished career in higher education, most recently serving as the provost and vice-president of academic affairs/chief academic officer at Inver Hills Community College, a campus of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. Dr. Robinson-Cooper earned her A.S. in Business from Kishwaukee College, a B.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Northern Illinois University, an MBA and M.S. in Managerial Leadership & Organizational Development both from National Louis University, and an Ed.D in Counseling & Adult Higher Education from Northern Illinois University.

The District thanks Dr. Damon Bell who held the CCC interim president position for the past 18 months. During this time, Dr. Bell successfully led the college during the pandemic as it transitioned to remote instruction and services, contributed to the college’s recent accreditation reaffirmation, and rebuilt the college’s leadership team.