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Deputy Chancellor Daisy Gonzales

Deputy Chancellor Daisy Gonzales

Deputy Chancellor Dr. Daisy Gonzales is responsible for coordinating the divisions of Academic Affairs, Student Services and Special Programs; Economic Development and Workforce Preparation; and Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI). Her primary duties involve implementing and tracking the commitments and goals outlined in the Vision for Success.

Prior to joining the Chancellor’s Office, Deputy Chancellor Gonzales was the principal consultant for the Assembly Appropriations Committee for the California State Legislature. In that role, she was responsible for subject matter expertise, analysis and political strategy in the areas of higher education, K-12 education and jobs and economic development. At PACE, Deputy Chancellor Gonzales was responsible for presentations and briefings at statewide taskforces, technical advisory committees and State Board of Education meetings while serving as associate director of the organization.

Other previous posts include serving as a budget consultant for the California State Assembly Budget Committee, where she was responsible for overseeing $11.2 billion in state and federal funds and negotiating the state Assembly’s funding priorities for 45 state departments, boards and commissions.

Deputy Chancellor Gonzales earned her bachelor’s degree in public policy from Mills College and her master’s degree and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.