Executive Vice Chancellor for Educational Services
As Executive Vice Chancellor of Educational Services, Marty J. Alvarado provides leadership and support for the academic affairs and student services programs. In this role, she is responsible for agency-wide policies and programs related to student support, instructional delivery and curriculum with the aim of increasing student success rates and closing achievement gaps.
Prior to joining the Chancellor’s Office team in 2019, Alvarado provided support for scaling up regional cross-sector partnerships and state systems engaged in large-scale transformation. This work focused on building regional ecosystems to support pathways to college and career success and economic advancement across the state. With nearly 20 years of experience in higher education and the community college system, Alvarado brings an expertise in program development and implementation, community engagement and partnerships, industry engagement and work-based learning, and has served as a director for learning communities and workforce training.
Executive Vice Chancellor Alvarado received a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Whittier College and a master of arts in philosophy and cultural analysis from the Universiteit van Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Alice Perez joined the Chancellor’s Office in November 2017 as vice chancellor of academic affairs. The Academic Affairs Division of the Chancellor's Office is responsible for providing state-level design and review of community college curriculum and instructional support activities. Additionally, the division is responsible for providing policy recommendations to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges and consultation.
Vice Chancellor Perez began her postsecondary education at UC Berkeley where she earned a bachelor’s degree in humanities. Perez went on to complete a masters in English program with a concentration in poetry at San Francisco State University and a Ph.D in English at UC Davis. During her doctoral studies, Perez was awarded a Fulbright Teaching Fellowship to Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany where she taught in the American Studies program. After returning to the United States, Vice Chancellor Perez served as English chair at a college-prep boarding school for at-risk teens in northern California, and taught creative writing and American literature at San Francisco State and Shasta College, in addition to completing a semester-long teaching fellowship at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan where she collaborated with faculty in curriculum redesign toward increasing student engagement and activity.
Perez was named dean of Arts & Humanities at Santa Barbara City College in July 2006 where she has overseen three academic credit divisions, Assessment, the Learning Resource Center, the Honors Program, SBCC’s Basic Skills initiative Partnership for Student Success, several federal HSI Title V grants involving developmental education and GE pathways.
Vice Chancellor for Student Services and Special Programs
Rhonda Mohr was named vice chancellor for student services in January 2018. In this role, she leads all programs that support student access, equity and success. Mohr has worked for the Chancellor’s Office since January 2010, first starting in the financial aid unit, then promoting to dean where she co-directed the Student Success and Support Program, Student Equity program, Basic Skills Initiative and the implementation of streamlined expenditure guidelines.
Mohr has a tremendous background in higher education that includes 40 years of experience, with the majority of her career focused on student financial aid administration. Prior to joining the Chancellor’s Office, Mohr worked for the California Student Aid Commission where she assisted in establishing and implementing its successful auxiliary non-profit organization, EdFund and served as an assistant vice president.
While at EdFund, Mohr established and led client services operations and advanced the organization through her leadership as it grew to serve higher education clients throughout the nation. Mohr was instrumental in facilitating the development and implementation of the organization’s new strategic mission, vision, goals, and values and successfully led the organization through a large-scale transformational change.
As vice chancellor, Mohr brings valuable experience in organizational change management and leadership to the Student Services division. Her experience and knowledge will help lead the Chancellor’s Office and college-based student services programs through the successful implementation of the new California Community Colleges vision.