Dr. Tia Robinson-Cooper has been selected as the 14th permanent president of Contra Costa College (CCC), the Contra Costa Community College District has announced.
The district’s Governing Board will vote on ratification of her contract at their May 26, 2021, meeting. The search for a new president began in December 2020.
“We are excited to welcome Dr. Tia Robinson-Cooper to 4CD as the next president of CCC” said Chancellor Bryan Reece. “She has a proven commitment to increasing student success outcomes and fostering an environment of equity and inclusion. We look forward to her leadership.”
Dr. Robinson-Cooper most recently served as the provost and vice-president of academic affairs/chief academic officer at Inver Hills Community College, a campus of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. She earned her A.S. degree in Business from Kishwaukee College, a B.S. degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Northern Illinois University, a M.B.A. degree and a M.S. degree in Managerial Leadership and Organizational Development both from National Louis University, and an Ed.D in Counseling and Adult Higher Education from Northern Illinois University, according to the District.
Dr. Robinson-Cooper will succeed interim president Dr. Damon A. Bell, who held the position for the past 18 months and successfully led the college’s transition to remote instruction and services during the pandemic, contributed to the college’s recent accreditation reaffirmation, and rebuilt the college’s leadership team, the district said.