Kelly Cooper // CEO
Kelly Cooper designs and builds equitable learning pathways, curriculum, and content that drive access to livable wage jobs. With 25 years of experience in California’s community college system as Vice Chancellor (Chief Technology and Chief Instruction Officer) and Computer Information Systems faculty, Kelly advocates for additive public, private partnerships with industry to guide students and teachers in collaborative endeavors. Today’s increasing complexity in technology, socioeconomic caste, and media politics widens the chasm from youth to career. Kelly brings deep expertise in strategic planning, fundraising, career technical education, economic development, budget management, curriculum implementation, and transnational community development. Her doctoral degree from the University of San Francisco, is in Educational Leadership with a Pacific Rim emphasis.