San Mateo County Community College District enrollment on rise

Officials look to understand influences on uptick for future sustained growth By Sierra LopezThe article below originally appeared in the San Mateo Daily Journal and is being reprinted with permission. The San Mateo County Community College District surpassed its enrollment goal this fall semester and trustees are now eager to understand what enabled that growth so it […]

SMCCCD Colleges Award Over 4,300 Degrees and Certificates at Commencement

At three commencement ceremonies held on Friday, May 24, and Saturday, May 25, over a thousand students took to the stages at Cañada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College to celebrate their academic achievements. Districtwide, this year’s graduating class earned over 4,300 degrees and certificates which underscores the dedication and hard work of the […]

Dr. Manuel Alejandro Pérez Named President of College of San Mateo 

College’s first queer-identified and Latino president brings passion for equity and student success. Following a national search, San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD) Chancellor Melissa Moreno has announced that she will recommend Dr. Manuel Alejandro Pérez to the Board of Trustees as the next president of College of San Mateo (CSM). The Board of Trustees will take formal […]

Melissa Moreno, J.D., Named Permanent Chancellor of SMCCCD

Second woman to serve as permanent chancellor in the District’s century-plus history after Dr. Lois Callahan, who retired in 1997. Following a national search, the San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD) Board of Trustees announced their unanimous decision to select Melissa Moreno, J.D., as the next permanent Chancellor of SMCCCD, with an anticipated start […]

Finalists Named for SMCCCD Chancellor

The San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD) has selected four finalists for its chancellor position. This announcement comes after a national search that fielded a highly qualified and diverse pool of candidates.   A screening committee comprised of faculty, staff, students, administrators, a board member, and a community representative has recommended the following candidates to the Board of Trustees […]

San Mateo County Community College District Board of Trustees Unanimously Appoints Skyline College President Dr. Melissa Moreno as Interim Chancellor

San Mateo, Calif., (February 23, 2023) – Last night, the San Mateo County Community College District Board of Trustees unanimously selected Dr. Melissa Moreno to serve as the District’s Interim Chancellor. With over 25 years of higher education experience, Dr. Moreno most recently served as the President of Skyline College, a position she has held […]

San Mateo County Community College District Accepting Applications for Board Vacancy in Trustee Area 3

San Mateo, CA (January 13, 2023) – On December 13, 2022, Governing board member Goodman vacated his seat on the San Mateo County Community College District Board of Trustees creating a Board Vacancy for Trustee Area 3. At a Special Board Meeting on December 20, 2022, the San Mateo County Community College District Board took […]