May 10, 2023
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office has announced the promotion of Aisha Lowe, PhD, to the position of executive vice chancellor of the Equitable Student Learning, Experience and Impact Office.

Aisha Lowe, PhDLowe will be 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. The Equitable Student Learning, Experience and Impact Office includes the Educational Services and Support and Workforce and Economic Development divisions.

“Dr. Lowe’s extensive career as a student-centered leader is exactly what the Chancellor’s Office is looking for as we intentionally organize our work and decision-making around our students,” said Interim Chancellor Daisy Gonzales, PhD. “Her leadership and skills will be invaluable as we continue to innovate and design transformational change focused on equity and students’ needs.”

Before stepping into this new role, Lowe served as the vice chancellor of Educational Services and Support where she provided leadership for activities including transfer and articulation, curriculum chaptering and approval, equity programs and grants, innovations in teaching and learning, special project management and system wide technical assistance delivery.

Prior to joining the Chancellor’s Office in 2020, Lowe served as associate professor of education at William Jessup University, where she oversaw the thesis research of future teachers in training. She also served as the dean of the office of academic research. Additionally, Lowe served as an adjunct professor at the Los Rios Community College District, Sierra College and California State University, Sacramento. Her background also includes serving as an independent consultant supporting the research and evaluation needs of schools, organizations and educators; serving as the executive director of STAND UP For Great Schools; and serving as director of research for the California Charter Schools Association.

Lowe earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in sociology from Stanford University, where she also earned her doctoral degree in education

The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation, composed of 73 districts and 116 colleges serving 1.8 million students per year. California community colleges provide career education and workforce training; guaranteed transfer to four-year universities; and degree and certificate pathways. As the state’s engine for social and economic mobility, the California Community Colleges supports the Vision for Success, a strategic plan designed to improve student success outcomes, increase transfer rates and eliminate achievement gaps. For more information, please visit the California Community Colleges website or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.