Dr. Pamela Luster

President, San Diego Mesa College

Dr. Pamela Luster is the President of San Diego Mesa College; she is in her 10th year. Previously she served as the Vice President of Student Services, Interim Vice President of Instruction and Dean of Academic Services at Las Positas College. At West Valley College she held the position of Dean of Career Education and Workforce Development and started her career as a faculty member in the Disabled Students program. Dr. Luster is an adjunct faculty member at San Diego State University, Doctoral Program in Community College Leadership. Dr. Luster served as the President of the California Community College CEO (CCCCEO) Board for 2020-21 and is the immediate past President. She co-founded the CEOCCC Task Force on Affordability, Food and Housing, and has worked directly with the Hope Center, and other equity-based basic needs organizations to address resources for community college students

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