Berkeley City College President Angélica Garcia joins Excelencia in Education’s Presidents for Latino Student Success

Berkeley, CA (November 4, 2021)– Excelencia in Education, the nation’s premier authority in efforts accelerating Latino student success in higher education, announced today President Angélica Garcia has chosen to be part of Presidents for Latino Student Success (P4LSS) and the Excelencia in Action network. 

This important national network is comprised of college and university presidents and chancellors who commit to making their institutions learning environments where Latino students thrive and excel. The institutions in Excelencia’s network are transforming higher education. 

Of the thousands of colleges and universities across the country, the 135 leaders of the 170 institutions in the network enroll one in four of all Latino students in higher education. More importantly, these institutions account for one in three of all Latino graduates.  

Excelencia professionals, the Presidents for Latino Student Success, and their campus teams actively collaborate to put evidence-based practices and strategic analysis of student data to use supporting and advancing the talents, skills, and contributions of Latino students and the institutions.  

Sarita Brown, Co-founder and President of Excelencia, said, “Higher education leaders with skills and vision are fundamental to our country’s strong recovery. Those prepared to engage and intentionally serve Latino students, while serving all their students, will lead the way.”  

Excelencia is honored to work with the trendsetting presidents and chancellors who have accepted this challenge. The leaders in the network have made common cause with Excelencia to accelerate Latino student success in higher education. 

“I recognize the liberatory and transformational potential of higher education and am looking forward to working with Excelencia in Education and the P4LSS network to hone our ability to center on and serve our Latinx students.” 

“I am looking forward to building partnerships within the Presidents for Latino Student Success network to propel and accelerate Latinx student success and completion for the East Bay and Bay Area,” shared President Garcia. 

Through the network, President Garcia will collaborate with Excelencia to leverage collective expertise and resources, foster partnerships, and amplify current efforts at the national level. To learn more about Presidents for Latino Student Success network and the other institutional leaders across the country affiliated with Excelencia, visit : 


About Berkeley City College  

Berkeley City College’s mission is to promote student success, to provide our diverse community with educational opportunities, and to transform lives. Just two blocks for the University of California, Berkeley, the energetic campus of the Berkeley City College stands on the cutting edge of community college education. University preparation and occupational training classes form the core of Berkeley City’s curriculum also features model programs in fields as diverse as American sign language, biotechnology, and multimedia. To learn more about Berkeley City College, visit 


About Excelencia in Education 
Excelencia in Education accelerates Latino student success in higher education by promoting Latino student achievement, conducting analysis to inform educational policies, and advancing institutional practices while collaborating with those committed and ready to meet the mission. Launched in 2004 in the nation’s capital, Excelencia has established a network of results-oriented educators and policymakers to address the U.S. economy’s needs for a highly educated workforce and engaged civic leaders. For more information, visit: