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July 7, 2014

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California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris Announces Updates to Executive Team

Dr. Pamela Walker Appointed to Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, Patrick Perry to Serve as Executive Vice Chancellor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris today announced that Dr. Pamela Walker, currently interim president of American River College, has received an appointment by the Governor’s Office as vice chancellor of academic affairs for the Chancellor’s Office, and will begin this August.

In addition, Patrick Perry, currently vice chancellor of technology, research and information systems, will assume the role of executive vice chancellor and add the human resources and technical assistance units to his purview under his new position.
“In their new roles, Dr. Walker and Mr. Perry will provide additional support and leadership in the critical areas of academic affairs and technology,” said Chancellor Brice W. Harris. “They are both outstanding professionals, and will help us remain even more focused on our dual goals of restoring access and improving student success.”
Walker assumed the role of interim president of American River College, located in Sacramento, in 2014. Before that, she was the vice president of student services at American River College, holding the position from 2006 to 2014. From 2004 to 2006, she was the associate vice president of instruction, also at American River College. She earned an Ed.D. in organization and leadership from the University of San Francisco. Her compensation will be $120,000.
Perry has served as vice chancellor at the Chancellor’s Office and has administered Technology, Research and Information Systems since 1997. He has worked to support several initiatives while at the Chancellor’s Office, including: CCCApply, CCC Confer, and eTranscript California. He was the director of technology for the State of California Council for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education and a staff economist at the California Department of Boating and Waterways before coming to the Chancellor’s Office. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and economics from the University of Nevada. His compensation will be $142,680 per year.

The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation composed of 72 districts and 112 co lleges serving 2.1 million students per year. Community colleges supply workforce training, basic skills education 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