About Academic Affairs


The Academic Affairs Division is responsible for providing state-level review of community college curriculum and instructional support activities. The division is committed to providing leadership and technical assistance to enhance the capacity of the community colleges in the areas of academic planning, review and approval of credit degrees and certificates, Library and Learning Resources, technology strategic planning, basic skills/ESL intersegmental policies, program development and coordination, credit/noncredit adult education, and Fund for Student Success (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement program, Puente Project, and Middle College High School program).


Key Contacts:

Erik Skinner
eskinner@cccco.edu, deputy chancellor

Kathy Carroll, executive secretary

Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs

Erik Skinner, Deputy Chancellor

Erik Skinner was promoted in 2013 to serve as Deputy Chancellor in the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. In this role, he oversees and coordinates the efforts of the following divisions: Academic Affairs; Student Services and Special Programs; Economic Development and Workforce Preparation; College Finance and Facilities Planning; Technology, Research, and Information Services; and Government Relations. Skinner assists in the implementation of system wide initiatives, including the Board of Governor’s student success agenda. In addition, he serves as co-chair of the SB 1440 Implementation and Oversight Committee, working to strengthen and streamline transfer pathways between the California Community Colleges and the California State University. He served as Executive Vice Chancellor for Programs from 2010 until early 2013.

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