President’s Communications

Welcome to Berkeley City College and to this defining moment in your decision to pursue higher education and make strides towards your academic and career goals. As the college’s newly appointed President, I look forward to supporting and celebrating you every step of the way. I have dedicated my career’s work to promoting equitable access to higher education, closing equity gaps in student success, and cultivating an educational institution that is prepared and committed to student completion. The esteemed faculty, classified professionals, and administrators at Berkeley City College work collaboratively to provide you with a comprehensive, wholistic, and transformational educational experience.

We believe in the power of education as the engine for cultivating a democratic society, where the hopes and dreams of the community are nurtured. Our curriculum is rated among the highest academic standards in the state and we have the highest rate of transfer and completion to the California State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) systems. With more than 100 degree and certificate programs, there is absolutely space for you to achieve your goals.

Berkeley City College is prepared to provide world class education with a variety of learning spaces, including face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses. During this time of uncertainty, we are committed to your education, offering classes that fit your schedule. With comprehensive instruction and student support services, you will find support in your classes, tutoring, counseling, and specialized programs, such as the Promise Program, UMOJA, First Generation Program, NextGen (Foster Youth), and Veterans, to name a few . You are now part of the Berkeley City College community and we want you to succeed.

We know that completing college is an important step towards achieving your future goals and aspirations. We welcome you….all of you, because Berkeley City College is YOUR community college. Together, we can build an educational foundation that is grounded in academic excellence, an inclusive community, and where we contribute to the democratic citizenship for a global society.

I am honored to serve as your college President and I welcome you to Berkeley City College.


Dr. Angélica Garcia (She | Her | Hers | Ella)
Berkeley City College, President