Vice Chancellor of College Finance and Facilities Planning Lizette Navarette oversees the division responsible for formulating policies that determine the distribution of local assistance and capital outlay funds for the state’s 72 community college districts, along with the construction and remodeling of new buildings and centers. Vice Chancellor Navarette is responsible for aligning budget policy with the Vision for Success.
Before joining the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office in February 2020, Vice Chancellor 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.
Vice Chancellor Navarette earned her bachelor’s degree in political science and international relations from UC Riverside – where she also served as student body president – and her master’s degree in public administration from the University of La Verne. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in education from UC Davis.