Lizette Navarette

Executive Vice Chancellor Lizette Navarette, EdD, oversees the office overseeing the College Finance and Facilities Planning Division, Governmental Relations Division and the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI).

This new office – through advocacy, professional development, external engagement, and resource allocation – will lead the charge in ensuring colleges and college districts eliminate achievement gaps and enable students from all backgrounds to reach their goals.

Before joining the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office in February 2020,  Navarette served as Vice President at the Community College League of California, where she oversaw budget and policy advocacy for California's 73 community college districts. As vice president, she worked closely with elected trustees, chancellors and presidents to support the success of local districts and the students they serve. She first came to the Community College League in 2013 as a legislative advocate. She previously served as the associate director of regional relations at UC Riverside and the youth & education coordinator for the City of Riverside.

Navarette earned her bachelor’s degree in political science and international relations from UC Riverside – where she also served as student body president. She earned her master’s degree in public administration from the University of La Verne and her doctorate in education from U.C. Davis.