March 18, 2019

Christina Jimenez 

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley today announced that Marty J. Alvarado has joined the state Chancellor’s Office as executive vice chancellor for educational services and support.

Alvarado most recently served as senior director at Jobs for the Future, a national organization aimed at driving innovation in the workforce and education, and previously held senior leadership roles, including workforce development director, at Long Beach City College. 

Alvarado will be responsible for agency-wide policies and programs related to student support, instructional delivery, and curriculum with the aim of increasing student completion rates and closing achievement gaps as articulated in the Vision for Success.

Prior to joining the Chancellor’s Office, 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 almost 20 years of experience in higher education and the community college system, Alvarado comes with a track record of innovation and brings expertise in program design, cross-sector community engagement and learning strategies,” Oakley said.

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 located in the Netherlands. 

The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation, composed of 73 districts and 115 colleges serving 2.1 million students per year. California community colleges provide career education and workforce training; guaranteed transfer to four-year universities; degree and certificate pathways; and basic skills education in English and math. 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 and Twitter.