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PRESS RELEASE                                                                                                                      February 16, 2018

Paige Marlatt Dorr

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California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley Announces

Promotion of Vice Chancellor for Student Services and Special Programs


SACRAMENTO, Calif. California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley today announced the promotion of Rhonda Mohr to vice chancellor for Student Services and Special Programs. Mohr had been serving in the role on an interim basis since August 2017.


“In her eight years with the Chancellor’s Office, Vice Chancellor Mohr has proven time and time again she is a tireless advocate for our system and students,” said Chancellor Oakley. “She has a track record of success in leading programs that support improving student access and equity and I’m thrilled she’ll be permanently leading the Student Services and Special Programs division.


Mohr has worked for the Chancellor’s Office since January 2010, first starting in the financial aid unit, then as dean where she co-directed the Student Success and Support Program, Student Equity Program, Basic Skills Initiative and the implementation of streamlined expenditure guidelines.


Mohr has more than 40 years of experience in higher education, with the majority of her career focused on student financial aid administration. Prior to joining the Chancellor’s Office, Mohr worked for the California Student Aid Commission where served as an assistant vice president and assisted in establishing and implementing its successful auxiliary non-profit organization, EdFund.


As vice chancellor, Mohr brings valuable experience in organizational change management and leadership to the Student Services division. Her experience and knowledge will help lead the Chancellor’s Office and college-based student services programs through the successful implementation of the new California Community Colleges Vision for Success.


The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation composed of 72 districts and 114 colleges serving 2.1 million students per year. Community colleges supply workforce training, basic skills education in English and math, and prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. The Chancellor’s Office provides leadership, advocacy and support under the direction of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. For more information about the community colleges, please visit,, or