Mojdeh Mehdizadeh was selected as the 10th permanent chancellor of the Contra Costa Community College District (4CD), pending contract negotiations and approval.
Mehdizadeh has been serving as interim chancellor for 4CD since February 2022. Previously, she served as the executive vice chancellor of Education and Technology.
The 4CD Governing Board will vote to approve Mehdizadeh’s contract at its Wednesday, Dec. 13 meeting.
Governing Board President Fernando Sandoval praised Mehdizadeh’s commitment to ensuring students “are at the forefront of every discussion and decision.”
“Her 36 years of leadership at 4CD has helped us maintain our legacy of higher education excellence,” Sandoval said.
Mehdizadeh called it “an honor” to serve as chancellor.
“I am grateful to the members of the Governing Board, our community, and employees for their trust in me to lead 4CD in transforming the lives of our students and the community,” she said. “I will continue to focus on creating environments where every student feels a sense of belonging on our campuses, and that will allow us to contribute to their educational journey.”
Mehdizadeh holds an M.A. in Organizational and Intercultural Communications from California State University, East Bay, and a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from San Francisco State University, after having completed her general education requirements at Diablo Valley College.