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Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs

Pamela D. Walker, Ed.D.

Dr. Pamela Walker serves as vice chancellor of academic affairs and oversees a division that is responsible for providing state-level review of community college curriculum and instructional support activities.
Walker is a highly regarded educational leader with experience as a faculty member and administrator in the K-12 system, four-year universities, and in the California Community Colleges.  Walker comes to the Chancellor’s Office from American River College where she worked for the last 12 years most recently as interim president of the college.  Prior to being named president, she held positions including vice president for student services, associate vice president for instruction, and dean of science and allied health.  At Cerritos College she was the dean of health, physical education, recreation, athletics and dance and interim dean of admissions and records.  She also held the position of associate commissioner for the California Community College Athletic Association.  Prior to her tenure in the California Community Colleges, Walker worked at both public and private colleges and universities.
Walker is a tireless advocate for the benefits of education working throughout her career to develop programs of distinction to better serve students.  She received her bachelor’s degree from Eastern Oregon State University in La Grande, master’s degree from California State University, Sacramento, and her doctoral degree in organization and leadership from the University of San Francisco.




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