More women are in leadership positions within the California Community Colleges for the first time in history, according to a study from the Community College League of California. The CEO Tenure & Retention study, released Tuesday, found 59 out of 139 chancellor or president positions across the 116 campuses were held by women, as of April 2020. The colleges are led by presidents and there are chancellors who oversee districts. The system is divided into districts which can include one to many colleges.
The study also found that four of the five longest-serving community college leaders are women and 16.3% of college chief executives identified as Latino.