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About Chancellor Stanback Stroud

Regina Stanback Stroud, Ed.D.

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, officially started on October 21, 2019.

“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. “Peralta is a phenomenal district and there’s so much that is done well here.  I am confident that with leadership, commitment, and political will we can steer the district to financial stability while we continue to provide affordable educational opportunities and a vibrant culture for the communities we serve.”

Serving more than 35 years as an educator, she began as a professor of nursing at Rancho Santiago College (now Santa Ana College). She later became the Dean of Workforce and Economic Development at Mission College and the Vice President of Instruction at Skyline College, before being appointed President of Skyline College. Her successful tenure as President from 2010 to 2019 included leadership in establishment of the Skyline College Promise, the Equity Institute, the SparkPoint Center, and the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning—as well as capital improvements, a new baccalaureate degree, diversification of faculty and staff, and successful fundraising.

Upon her retirement in July 2019 she was named President Emerita by the San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD) Board of Trustees. She is highly regarded for her expertise on student equity and diversity; education/industry collaboratives; economic empowerment and anti-poverty strategies; community workforce and economic development; and regional and state educational policy. As a faculty leader, Dr. Stanback Stroud served as the President of the State Academic Senate for California Community Colleges and served on the Academic Senate Executive Committee for five years.

Dr. Stanback Stroud served as a presidential appointee on the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans for President Barack Obama. In recognition of her work on equity, the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges established the Regina Stanback- Stroud Diversity Award, a state-wide award that honors faculty whose work demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity and social justice. In recognition of her leadership, the Western Regional Council on Black American Affairs established the Dr. Regina Stanback Stroud Leadership Achievement Award, awarded to individuals committed to leadership, excellence and social justice.

Dr. Stanback Stroud has a rich history of board service in philanthropy, including serving on the boards of the San Bruno Community Foundation, the San Mateo Community College Foundation and the United Way of the Bay Area. Dr. Stanback Stroud currently serves as a board member of Base11, a non-profit company that partners with industry, academia and philanthropy to deploy a STEM Accelerator model. Dr. Stroud also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Sierra Nevada Journeys, a nonprofit organization that delivers innovative outdoor, science-based education programs for youth to develop critical thinking skills and to inspire natural resource stewardship.

Dr. Stanback Stroud also has served as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Mills College Educational Leadership Doctoral Program and as an adjunct professor in the San Francisco State University Educational Leadership Doctoral Program. Her areas of scholarship include the intersection of critical race theory, black feminist thought and women’s leadership. Dr. Stanback Stroud has published works on women of color in leadership, workforce and economic development, and antipoverty strategies in the community colleges. She holds a Doctorate of Education and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Mills College, a Master’s Degree in Human Relations from Golden Gate University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing Sciences from Howard University in Washington DC.

“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.“ — Julina Bonilla, president, Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees.

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