PRESS RELEASE July 12, 2016

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California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office Welcomes New Vice Chancellor

Acting Vice Chancellor Mario Rodriguez promoted to permanent position

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office today announces the promotion of Mario Rodriguez to the role of vice chancellor of the College Finance and Facilities Planning Division. Rodriguez had filled the position on an acting basis since April.
“I am thrilled Mario is officially filling the role of vice chancellor,” said California Community Colleges Interim Chancellor Erik E. Skinner. “He hit the ground running when he stepped into the job several months ago, and has proved time and time again he has the knowledge and expertise to successfully lead the division and oversee the system’s budget and facilities programs. We are incredibly lucky to have him as a member of our team.”
Before stepping into the role of acting vice chancellor, Rodriguez had served as assistant vice chancellor of finance for the Chancellor's Office since August 2014. Prior to that, he was a finance budget analyst with the Department of Finance and a project manager with the Office of the Governor. Rodriguez began his career in state government in 2007 as a budget analyst with the Department of General Services.
Rodriguez is a member of the San Juan Unified School District Citizens Oversight Committee and a board member on the Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team. He received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California State University, Sacramento.
The College Finance and Facilities Planning Division oversees the formulation of policies that determine the distribution of local assistance and capital outlay funds for the 72 community college districts. The division staff oversees the construction and remodeling of new buildings and centers and uses web-based tools to assess facilities, coordinate planning and manage projects efficiently.

The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation composed of 72 districts and 113 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