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Albert Garcia Named New President of Sacramento City College

April 20, 2023

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Albert Garcia has been appointed as the new President of Sacramento City College by the Los Rios Community College Board of Trustees at their April 12, 2023 meeting. Garcia has served as the interim president of the college since July 1, 2022.

"I have been incredibly fortunate to have served SCC's students and college community in so many ways over the years," Garcia says. "This school gets in your blood. Now I have the honor to serve as president. I feel the opportunity this presents. I feel the obligation, and I'm thankful I get to work in this wonderful place with these fantastic people, doing all we can to make our students' lives better."

Garcia has held several different positions during his more than 30-year career at the college. He was hired as an English professor in 1991 and held two terms as English Department Chair. In 2004, he took a position as Dean of the Language and Literature Division, then in 2018, accepted a promotion as Vice President of Instruction. Additionally, in 2017, he held an interim role as Associate Vice Chancellor of Instruction at the Los Rios Workforce and Economic Development Center.

"Albert is well known throughout the college, and around our district, for his thoughtful and collaborative nature, for his kindness, his intellect, and for his deep commitment to serving students and to our college and districtwide focus on equity and anti-racism," says Brian King, Chancellor of the Los Rios Community College District. "Albert is also a published poet, a craft which requires a level of personal introspection that will undoubtedly serve him well as a college President."

Garcia has a B.A. in English from California State University, Chico, an MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) from University of Montana, and an Ed.D in Higher Education and Organizational Change from Benedictine University. He grew up in rural Northern California and as a young man, worked as a ranger in Lassen Volcanic National Park. He continues to write poetry and often draws inspiration from his experiences with the natural world.