The Contra Costa Community College District has selected Katrina VanderWoude as the 12th permanent president of Contra Costa College in San Pablo, California. She will take office on August 6.
Contra Costa College, located north of Oakland, enrolls about 6,300 students. African Americans make up 19 percent of the student body.
In accepting the appointment, Dr. VanderWoude stated that “I consider it an honor and a privilege to have been selected to serve as the next president of Contra Costa College. I am drawn to the commitment of the faculty and staff of CCC and to their students and community. I am looking forward to being a part of the next chapter in the journey of Contra Costa College.”
Dr. VanderWoude has been serving as vice president for academic affairs at Grossmont College in El Cajon, California. Earlier, she was vice provost at Rochester College in Michigan.
Dr. VanderWoude is a graduate of Michigan State University, with degrees in social work and psychology. She earned a doctorate in educational leadership from Eastern Michigan University.