President’s Welcome

Dr. Rowena Tomaneng, President,Ed.D.

Welcome to Berkeley City College

BCC is a premier, diverse, student-centered learning community dedicated to academic excellence, collaboration, innovation and transformation. Our mission to promote student success and to provide our diverse community with educational opportunities to transform lives is evidenced every day in the classroom and in our services.

Our creative and innovative faculty and staff serve over 7000 students each semester. BCC students have a variety of educational goals. During your time at Berkeley City College (BCC), you will be part of a collaborative community of learners that is one of the most inspiring and diverse in the Bay Area.

We provide opportunities for all and work to promote social justice and equity in our classrooms both in our actions, and in our promise to you.  Here, you will receive an education that provides tools for professional and personal success, and for lifelong learning. In your classes and college activities, and by working with our faculty and staff, you will learn to see the world from many perspectives. As you learn, you will build knowledge, confidence and skills that will last a lifetime. You will develop the knowledge and skills you need to transfer to top-rated universities or find a good paying job in your field of study. BCC students experience some of the state’s highest transfer rates to UC Berkeley, San Francisco State University, California State University East Bay and many other public and private institutions.

Your success is what matters most to us, so get to know your instructors and counselors, your classmates, our staff, and our administrators. We are first and foremost committed to you, so use your time at BCC to your best advantage. Never hesitate to ask questions or seek assistance.

I wish you a rich and rewarding experience at Berkeley City College.  Here, you will discover and develop your best talents, attain your goals, and move on to a brilliant future.


Rowena M. Tomaneng, Ed.D.