Jamillah Moore, Ed.D., is the author of Race and College Admissions: A Case for Affirmative Action. She is an educational advocate fighting against inequities, an advocate for student access, and an authority on financial aid, workforce training, education policy, and international education.
Dr. Moore is the President of Cañada College in the San Mateo County Community College District. She served in the Los Angeles County Office of Education as the Director of Governmental Relations and has been a public policy fellow in the California State Senate. At the state level, she was Senior Vice-Chancellor for Governmental and External Relations in the State Chancellor’s Office. She serves professionally as an expert witness for the California Assembly Higher Education Committee, California Senate Education Committee, for civil rights organizations on issues of access, equity, and discrimination and for select committees on financial aid, workforce training, accreditation and programs in support of upward mobility and student success.
Dr. Moore has been featured in the LA Times, Community College Journal, Sacramento Bee, and various news media. She led the state recovery team as the Interim President of Compton Community College, following which she served as President of Los Angeles City College. At the national level, she is active in the American Association of Community Colleges and in the Society for Media Psychology and Technology of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Moore’s accomplishments, skills, educational background, and training reflect a commitment to the philosophy and mission of Community Colleges and Higher Education. Her career, at every level, has been seminal in advocating workforce development, upward mobility through achieving success in career and technical programs and in “putting America back to work.” In higher education, she serves as a professor in the Communication Studies, Multicultural Education, and Leadership programs of several universities. Her leadership in higher education is evidenced at the local, state, and federal levels. She is frequently consulted by news media on social issues related to diversity and equity, accreditation, career and technical education, and the international role of community colleges in global higher education.
Dr. Moore earned her doctorate in International and Multicultural Education from the University of San Francisco, a Master's degree in Intercultural Communication and Public Policy, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from California State University, Sacramento.