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Executive Office

The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office is led by Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley who serves as the CEO of the Board of Governors and oversees the Executive Office. Karen Gilmer, assistant to Chancellor Oakley, can be reached at or by calling (916) 322-4005.

Deputy Chancellor Erik E. Skinner oversees the divisions of Student Services, Academic Affairs, Workforce & Economic Development, College Finance & Facilities Planning and Internal Operations. The Office of Communications is under the direction of Vice Chancellor for Communications Paul Feist. The Governmental Relations Division is under the direction of Vice Chancellor Laura N. Metune.

The Chancellor’s Office oversees matters pertaining to the Board of Governors, the Consultation Council, the annual budget and legislative process, communications to the general public and media, and the internal operations of the agency. The Liaison to the Board of Governors and the Consultation Council is Christina Nicole Castro.