Associations – CCCBA
Constance Carroll is the President and CEO of the California Community College Baccalaureate Association (CCCBA), a non-profit 501(c)(3) she founded that is dedicated to the promotion and expansion of baccalaureate programs among California’s 116 community colleges in workforce fields.
Constance grew up in Baltimore, Maryland during the period of segregation. It was that experience that generated in her a great passion and commitment to diversity and expanding equity and opportunity to everyone.
She has had a distinguished career in higher education for almost 50 years. And on July 1, 2021 she retired as the longest serving chancellor for the San Diego Community College District in which she served for 17 years. She also served as President of San Diego Mesa College for 11 years.
Constance’s professional history includes service on national boards, numerous awards, and publications. In 2011, she was nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the US Senate to serve a six-year term on the National Council on the Humanities. In 2020, she was appointed to serve on the College Promise National Advisory Board, which leads a nonpartisan initiative dedicated to building public support for tuition-free Promise programs across the country.
She holds a BA in Humanities from Duquesne University, an MA and Ph.D. in Classics (Ancient Greek and Latin) from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Certificate of Proficiency in Hellenic Studies from Knubly University in Athens, Greece. She also attended the Harvard University Institute for Educational Management.
She says she is looking forward to being a very hardworking and active member.
Mark Stuart, Jim Hughes and Chris Sichel were here sponsors.