Dr. Jamillah Moore is President of Cañada College, an award-winning institution located in the heart of the Silicon Valley. She was appointed to the position in June of 2016 by the San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD) Board of Trustees. She comes to Cañada College after working at SMCCCD where she served as the Vice Chancellor for Educational Services and Planning for the 2015-2016 academic year.
A native Californian, President Moore holds two degrees from California State University, Sacramento- a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a Masters in Intercultural Communication and Public Policy. Dr. Moore also earned a Doctorate from the University of San Francisco in International and Multicultural Education.
Dr. Moore’s background also includes teaching and research in the area of educational access and equity with a primary focus on student success for minority and low-income students. She has consulted on education policy issues with college systems and policymaking organizations in California and Washington, DC. She has testified in front of local governments and the state legislature. As a former California State Senate Fellow, legislative staffer and consultant to the Senate Select Committee on Higher Education Admissions and Outreach. Dr. Moore has written policy as well as advocated and fundraised on behalf of California students. She was a member of the policy team that advocated for admission in the local context for the University of California. With an educational career spanning more than 25 years, Dr. Jamillah Moore has become known for her passion for educational excellence, commitment to students, strategic leadership, and tackling difficult issues. President Moore has a reputation for leveraging collaborative partnerships with public and private organizations, enabling students, faculty and staff to cross institutional boundaries and engage in innovative instruction to ensure student success.