Ricky Shabazz, Ed.D.Photo of Ricky Shabazz

President, San Diego City College 

Dr. Ricky Shabazz is an enthusiastic, student-centered leader with 18+ years of executive experience advancing academic achievement, educational equity, and diversity. He is a team builder with an accomplished record of improving access to higher education, developing collaborative partnerships, cultivating improved institutional practices, and promoting innovative solutions and dialogue. His mother was a teenage parent, and he was the first person in his family to attend college. He is a passionate, lifelong learner committed to the community college mission to educate a diverse community of learners.

As San Diego City College's President, he provides executive leadership at one of the most innovative and socially active community colleges in the nation with a focus on student completion, success, and social justice. He has previously held positions as Vice President of Student Services, San Bernardino Valley College; Dean of Student Services, El Camino College Compton Center; Associate Director of Admissions, Harvey Mudd College; MESA Program Director and Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions, University of California, Davis (UCD); and Analyst in the University of California Office of the President.

Dr. Shabazz earned an Ed.D. in educational leadership, a master's degree in educational administration from California State University, San Bernardino, and a bachelor's degree from UCD. His research expertise is in increasing college access for underrepresented students.

President's Vision

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Office Staff:

Erin Flanagan - Executive Assistant to the President
Phone: (619) 388-3453
Email: eflanaga@sdccd.edu

Sontia Pickens - Executive Secretary to the President
Phone: (619) 388-3453
Email: spickens@sdccd.edu 

Office Location: A-322

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