Dr. Kimberly R. Rogers Named Permanent President of Contra Costa College
Dr. Kimberly R. Rogers is now the 15th permanent president of Contra Costa College (CCC). The 4CD Governing Board voted to ratify her contract at their June 14, 2023, meeting.
Rogers’ year of as acting president at CCC saw substantial enrollment increases, a wave of new student service programs, and CCC’s admission into the prestigious Achieving the Dream program, an effort which she spearheaded herself.
“Dr. Rogers brings a comprehensive background of community college executive leadership that spans both instruction and student services.” said Interim Chancellor Mojdeh Mehdizadeh. “Her responsiveness to community needs and focus on advancing equitable student outcomes is an excellent fit for CCC and the West County community.”
Dr. Rogers was a first-generation student and remains a lifelong learner. She earned her Ph.D. in Higher Education from Pennsylvania State University, master’s degree in education from Harvard University, and bachelor’s degree in French, with a minor in chemistry, from the University of South Carolina Honors College. She has held academic appointments at the State University of New York at Buffalo, the University of Massachusetts Boston, and the Université de Haute-Alsace in France. Dr. Rogers was hired as the CCC Vice President of Instruction in January 2021, and has served as Acting President since June 2022.
“I am honored to join the dedicated team of CCC faculty, classified professionals, and managers, in achieving the college’s mission of providing equitable access, increasing student success, and fulfilling the hopes and dreams of our students and the communities we serve,” said Dr. Rogers. “I look forward to expanding our presence in the community, and nurturing the important collaborations and partnerships that are needed to be successful.”
The Contra Costa Community College District (4CD) is one of the largest multi-college community college districts in California. The 4CD serves a population of 1,200,997 people, and its boundaries encompass all but 48 of the 734-square-mile land area of Contra Costa County. 4CD is home to Contra Costa College in San Pablo, Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, as well as educational centers in Brentwood and San Ramon. The District headquarters is located in downtown Martinez. For more information visit www.4cd.edu.