Deputy Chancellor Dr. Daisy Gonzales To Speak at CCC LGBTQ+ Summit

We are excited to announce that Dr. Daisy Gonzales, Deputy Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, will serve as the 2nd keynote speaker that will open up the second day of the Summit (May 5th)!

Below is a a little about Dr. Gonzales:
Born into an immigrant family in Southern California, Deputy Chancellor Daisy Gonzales spent much of her formative years in Los Angeles’ foster care system. Witnessing firsthand the numerous challenges and inequities students face, she quickly took on leadership roles in student government to advocate for student voices. After completing a bachelor’s degree in public policy from Mills College, Gonzales completed a master’s degree and PhD. in sociology from UC Santa Barbara.
Gonzales began her career in education as a dual-immersion third-grade teacher before taking on a career in fiscal policy and legislation. Gonzales served as a budget consultant for the California State Assembly Budget Committee, and was the principal consultant for the Assembly Appropriations Committee and Associate Director of Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE).
Breaking barriers for women of color, as both the first Latina to serve as Deputy Chancellor and the first to take on the role of acting chancellor, Gonzales leads the country’s largest higher education system, driving transformational change to achieve the goals of the system’s Vision for Success. Having overseen operations and strategic policy within the California Community Colleges, her experience as a leader and unapologetic anti-racist mindset, uniquely qualify Gonzales to lead the California Community Colleges.
Gonzales steers continuous efforts to highlight the work of equity and to center student success, guiding this through the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) workgroup. The DEI workgroup has strategically organized transformational change across the system.
For more information on Dr. Daisy Gonzales, go to…/Chancellors…/Deputy-Chancellor

Related upcoming events

  • July 29, 2022 9:00 am - July 29, 2022 1:00 pm

    The CSU Center to Close the Opportunity Gap is excited to host its second annual conference for TK-12 educators and other school professionals on July 29, 2022 at CSU Long Beach.

    The 2022 Educators Summit is free of charge and will provide the opportunity for teachers to come together, listen to national keynote speaker as well as a 2022 California Teacher of the Year, Sovey Long-Laterri. Participants will also engage with fellow practitioners during breakout sessions facilitated by teacher leaders, scholars, and TK-12 practitioners around this year’s theme, Relief, Recovery & Rebuilding.

    Please visit our website for more details.

    Flyer: 2022 Educators Summit Flyer