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Welcome to San Diego City College. Serving students for more than 100 years, we celebrate the rich heritage of all of our students and staff. We respect that you come to City College with an important family heritage, a valuable collection of life experiences, and a great expectation for your future.

Although we come from different places, we join together here at City College focused on one goal: student success. Student success has different definitions, but here at City College it means that each and every student is provided a pathway to reach their academic, career, and life goals.

Ricky Shabazz, Ed.D.
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Dr. Ricky Shabazz is an enthusiastic, student-centered leader with over 20 years of executive experience advancing academic achievement, educational equity, diversity, and improving access to higher education. 

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Marciano Perez, Jr.
Vice President of Student Services

Photo of Marciano Perez Jr.Marciano Perez, Jr. is a higher education professional with over 25 years of leadership experience in community colleges, universities and K-12 education.  He has served as an administrator for the past five and a half years at the community college. 

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Matilda Chavez
Vice President of Instruction

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Ms. Matilda "Tillie" Chavez was approved in December by the SDCCD Board of Trustees to serve as City College's new vice president of instruction. Tillie brings more than 17 years of experience in higher education. She earned a BS in nursing from Arizona State University and an MS in nursing from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. 

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John Parker, DBA
Vice President of Administrative Services

Photo of John ParkerDr. John Parker joined City College in August of 2020. As a collaborative, solutions-focused leader, John brings 15 year of higher education experience. Prior to joining City College, he previously served as a university CFO and as a college President. 

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