San José City College (SJCC) has appointed Dr. Rowena M. Tomaneng as its next president.
Tomaneng is currently the president of Berkeley City College (BCC) and has been an educator in the California Community College system for nearly 25 years.
During her tenure at BCC, Tomaneng advanced the school’s Undocumented Community Resource Center and BCC’s Learning Communities which provide culturally responsive services and curriculum for low income and first-generation students of color.
A first-generation immigrant from the Philippines, Tomaneng holds a bachelor’s degree in English from University of California, Irvine; a master’s degree in English from University of California, Santa Barbara; and a doctorate in international/multicultural education from the University of San Francisco.
“With SJCC preparing to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2021, now is an opportune time to set a course for the next 100 years and Dr. Tomaneng has the skills and experience to do so in collaboration with the dedicated team of professionals at the college already,” said SJCC chancellor Clift Breland.