Benjamin T. Duran

Executive Director, Central Valley Higher Education Consortium

Benjamin T. Duran, Ed.D., is a highly respected higher education leader, teacher and former president of Merced Community College in California. He recently retired as superintendent/president of the Merced Community College District.

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The Governor’s Council for Post-Secondary Education envisions an integrated statewide system for post-secondary education that better serves California’s diverse students as part of a cradle-to-career educational continuum.

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