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SDCCD Acting Chancellor Greg Smith presents at the SDCCD Classified Leadership Development Academy Spring/Summer 2023, June 29, 2023. Photo courtesy of SDCCD Flickr

New SDCCD chancellor-designate Smith continues work toward district strategic vision

Smith announced at the Dec. 14 board meeting as the new chancellor for state’s second-largest community college district
Marco Guajardo, Editor-in-Chief December 15, 2023
The chancellor-designate will manage a $1 billion district budget, focus on maximizing enrollment and retention, while managing the district’s 2023-2030 District Strategic Plan.
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The San Diego Community College District Board of Trustees selected Acting Chancellor Greg Smith to be the district’s new chancellor at its Dec. 14 meeting. From left, Craig Milgrim and Marìa Nieto Senour join Smith and Geysil Arroyo at the meeting held at the district office. Photo by Marco Guajardo/City Times Media

BREAKING: No longer acting, Smith moves into chancellor role for SDCCD

Hiring comes on the heels of a months-long search
Marco Guajardo, Editor-in-Chief December 14, 2023
The hiring comes on the heels of a months-long chancellor search.
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Screen shot of hybrid public forum interview with SDCCD chancellor finalist Brian King, November 27, 2023.

SDCCD chancellor finalist receives votes of no confidence from two Los Rios community colleges

Brian King, chancellor of LRCCD, faces possible removal from office after a series of resolutions expressing concern with his leadership
Marco Guajardo, Editor-in-Chief December 11, 2023
Sacramento City, American River Academic Senates adopted resolutions of no confidence after other resolutions, recommendations and reports dating back to fall 2019 shared concerns with Chancellor Brian King’s administration.
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San Diego Community College District chancellor finalists Daisy Gonzales, left, Brian King, center, and Greg Smith, right, will participate in hybrid-format public forums as a part of the chancellor search process which will select the next SDCCD chancellor on Dec. 14, 2023. Photo credit: SDCCD

Public forum interviews for new SDCCD chancellor underway

Open to the public, forums will be in-person at the district office and virtually Nov. 27-29
Marco Guajardo, Editor-in-Chief November 27, 2023
The public forums for each of the three finalists in the San Diego Community College District chancellor search are being held Nov. 27-29.
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BREAKING: Three finalists announced in SDCCD chancellor search

BREAKING: Three finalists announced in SDCCD chancellor search

Public forums for each candidate, set for Nov. 27-29, are the next steps in selection process
Marco Guajardo, Editor-in-Chief November 13, 2023
The press release detailed the remaining steps in the chancellor selection process, including the upcoming public forums for each finalist that will take place Nov. 27-29.
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SDSU students walk down a walkway in front of Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, Oct. 12, 2023. SDSU is part of the CSU system set to raise tuition 6% for each of the next five years. Photo by Marco Guajardo/City Times Media

City College students, administrators share CSU tuition increase concerns

California State Universities approve 6% annual tuition hike each of the next five years, community college leaders speak on their proposed solutions
Marco Guajardo, Editor in Chief October 13, 2023
In a recent move that sparked mixed responses among students and educational leaders, the California State University system approved a 6% annual tuition increase for the next five years, compounding to 34%, beginning in fall 2024.
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Sonya Christian, center, speaks at a California community colleges board meeting next to Board of Governors President Amy Costa, left, and Board of Governors Vice President Hildegarde Aguinaldo, right, Feb. 23 2023. Photo courtesy of the California Community Colleges photo library

State community colleges chancellor leads first student media teleconference

Sonya Christian promotes Vision 2030 plan, developing transfer pathways amid rising CSU tuition costs
Sean Monney, Managing Editor September 25, 2023
Chancellor Sonya Christian focused on Vision 2030, a plan to increase the educational value of California's community colleges by raising transfer rates, creating more bachelor’s programs and improving financial support access.
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SDCCD Acting Chancellor Greg Smith gives an address at the San Diego City College convocation gathering, August 17, 2023. Photo courtesy of San Diego City College Flickr

Q&A: Acting SDCCD chancellor shares updates on City College, district goals

Greg Smith discusses progress on new district philosophy to policing, affordable student housing and other big-picture goals after his first summer on the job
Marco Guajardo, Editor-in-Chief August 29, 2023
Smith reflects on the notable social justice work being done at City and new policies addressing campus policing. Other topics covered included the affordable student housing project, the lasting influence of COVID-19 on instruction and trends in enrollment across the district.
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Acting Chancellor speaks at the at the Classified Professionals Service Awards May 15, 2023

New SDCCD acting chancellor champions public service, equity

A community college graduate himself, Greg Smith understands what District students are going through
Marco Guajardo, Multimedia Journalist May 19, 2023
On his road to SDCCD, Greg Smith purposefully pieces culturally significant lessons together into practice. They now define the equity-focused goals, values, and leadership style he brings to the district as acting chancellor. 
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Executive Vice Chancellor, Business and Technology Services Bonnie Ann Dowd was celebrated during a retirement party on December 13, 2022.

Acting chancellor shares SDCCD priorities in new role

Transition, budget, student housing and enrollment among topics to be discussed at district board meeting on May 11
Kathryn Gray, Editor-In-Chief May 11, 2023
Greg Smith, vice chancellor of people, culture and technology services since October 2020, will lead the district as acting chancellor filling the role of Carlos Cortez until a new chancellor is hired. After taking a period of emergency family leave to care for his parents, Cortez resigned effective May 1, according to a press release from the district.
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Chancellor of the San Diego Community College District Carlos Cortez

BREAKING: SDCCD Chancellor Carlos Cortez resigns to care for parents

Vice Chancellor Greg Smith to serve as acting chancellor until permanent candidate found
Kathryn Gray, Editor-in-Chief May 1, 2023
After taking a period of emergency family leave to care for his parents, Chancellor of the San Diego Community College District Carlos Cortez resigned effective immediately, according to a May 1 press release from the district.
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SDCCD Chancellor Carlos Cortez stands in front of a screen and speaks into a black microphone

SDCCD chancellor, leadership outline priorities at City College forum

Four-year degree program, enrollment, housing and policing among topics discussed
Kathryn Gray, Editor-In-Chief November 18, 2022
Inside the warmth of the MS-140 room, faculty and staff gathered to hear Chancellor Carlos Cortez and district leadership present key priorities for SDCCD, bypassing the chilled lemonade and chewy chocolate chip cookies to settle in their seats on an unseasonably cold San Diego afternoon.
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