Peralta Community College District Hires New Chancellor

­Evergreen Valley College President Tammeil Gilkerson has been hired as the next chancellor of the Peralta Community College District in northern Alameda County. She will assume the role at the start of next year.

Gilkerson was one of four finalists for the position.

“…My roots run deep in the East Bay,” she said. “These communities, our communities, hold immense significance for me. Within Peralta, I see a wealth of brilliance and remarkable progress happening at the colleges and across the district. I’m eager to play a role in enhancing a multitude of outstanding programs and services, all guided by a commitment to equity and social justice. I’m deeply honored by the trust the trustees have placed in me. I pledge to collaborate each day to propel the social and economic transformation of our students and community.”

Gilkerson has presided over Evergreen for the past three years. She previously served as president of Laney College and, before that, as vice president of academic and student affairs at Contra Costa College.