About Chancellor's Office

The California Community Colleges is the largest postsecondary education system in the nation. The primary missions of the system are:

  • Preparing students to transfer to four-year universities
  • Workforce development and training
  • Basic skills and remedial education

Established by legislation in 1967, the Chancellor's office is the administrative branch charged with providing leadership, advocacy, and support for the system.

The Chancellor's office operates under the direction of the state chancellor who is guided by the Board of Governors. The state chancellor is appointed by the board and board members are appointed by the Governor.