RCCD Board Selects Gregory Anderson as President of Riverside City College

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Wolde-Ab Isaac, Ph.D., chancellor, Riverside Community College District announced the appointment of Gregory Anderson, Ed.D., as the 12th president of Riverside City College. The RCCD Board of Trustees confirmed the appointment at its meeting last night.

“The opportunity to serve the students of Riverside City College humbles and excites me,” Anderson said. “I'm deeply grateful to the Trustees, Chancellor Isaac and the RCC team who engaged their hearts and intellect in the hiring process.”

Anderson was selected through a national search by faculty, staff, students and community leaders. He succeeds Isaac who was named chancellor in January. 

“Dr. Anderson has a proven record as an innovative leader with a successful commitment to higher education, particularly in the areas that are vital to student success at community colleges,” Isaac said.


Anderson brings to RCC extensive experience in higher education leadership after previously serving in the role as president, strategic advisor, vice president, dean, director and faculty. As an educator, he has chaired departments and managed programs at colleges and universities in California, Japan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Venezuela. Anderson has expertise in teaching, developing curricula, training faculty and assessing outcomes that leads to improved student access and outcomes.   

His leadership positions include vice president of planning, research and institutional effectiveness and vice president of instruction in the San Mateo County Community College District; dean, Learning Resources division; director, Student Success Center and president, Academic Senate at De Anza College, director positions at University of Southern California and most recently president at Saddleback College and interim vice president, instruction at Mt. San Antonio College.   

An alumnus of the University of Southern California, Anderson received his doctorate in Higher Education Administration. He holds a master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language from the School for International Training and a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communications and English from the University of Wisconsin.

Anderson will take the leadership role of RCC on January 1, 2019. ​