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Dr. Regina Stanback Stroud To Start October 21 as Peralta Chancellor

9 October 2019

Stanback Stroud confirmed as chief executive of the Peralta Community College District

OAKLAND, Calif. (October 9, 2019) – On October 8, 2019, the Board of Trustees of the Peralta Community College District (PCCD) unanimously voted to confirm the appointment of Dr. Regina Stanback Stroud as Chancellor of the district.  Dr. Stanback Stroud, who most recently served as President of Skyline Community College in San Bruno, will start on October 21, 2019. She was first announced as the future Chancellor at a Board of Trustees meeting on September 24, 2019.

Julina Bonilla, Board of Trustees President, said, “Regina is stepping into a challenging situation as the Peralta district responds to the financial concerns outlined in the FCMAT report. The good news is that Dr. Stanback Stroud comes to Peralta with a breadth of executive administration experience and she is ready to get to work. We’re absolutely thrilled and honored Dr. Stanback Stroud has chosen to serve Peralta.  We believe our faculty, staff, administration, and particularly our students will be well served by her thoughtful leadership.”

“I’m excited to be home” said Stanback Stroud, a long-time resident of Oakland, where the Peralta district headquarters and two of the four colleges are located.

Stanback Stroud was selected following a nation-wide search led by Dr. Brice Harris, former California Community Colleges Chancellor. After receiving word that the Trustees had selected her to be the next chancellor, Stanback Stoud noted, “We have been celebrating here at my home because we love and are committed to Peralta. I will do my very best to serve my community through PCCD. I could not be more honored.”

During the Board of Trustees meeting, Stanback Stroud took a “point of personal privilege” and introduced her wife, Linda Collins, saying “My family is your family now.” The Trustees, administration and community attending in turn enthusiastically welcomed Stanback Stroud and Collins as Peralta Family.

Stanback Stroud starts on October 21, taking over from Acting Chancellor Frances (Fran) White who has led Peralta on an interim basis since March, while the search for a permanent chancellor was ongoing. White, recognized for her service to the Peralta Community by Trustees during the October 8th Board meeting, is stepping down on October 20th.  Dr. White and Dr. Stanback Stroud are the first women to serve as chief executives, respectively as Acting Chancellor and Chancellor, in the 55 years that Peralta has been a community college district.

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