Chancellor, Foothill-DeAnza Community College District
Judy C. Miner has been president of Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California since July 1, 2007. She has worked as a higher education administrator since 1977 and in the California Community Colleges since 1979 where she has held numerous administrative positions in instruction, student services, and human resources at City College of San Francisco, the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, and De Anza College.
Regionally, she serves on advisory boards for the Los Altos Library Endowment; San Francisco Opera Education Programs; WestEd’s Reading Apprenticeship Community College STEM Network; and the Pebble Beach Authors and Ideas Festival. She is on the Board of Directors for Year Up Bay Area, participated in Year Up’s exploration of expansion into Phoenix and is currently assisting with introductions to the Los Angeles area. Her most recent appointment is as an expert advisor by Hewlett Packard and the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) to their Silicon Valley initiative aimed at increasing underrepresented student enrollments in computer science. Miner is also the Silicon Valley CEO representative to the Economic Development and Program Advisory Committee for the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.
Nationally, she serves on the External Advisory Committee for the University of Wisconsin-Madison NSF Study on Financial Aid Impact on STEM Students; Board of Directors for the American Council on Education (ACE); Board of Directors for the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG). Miner currently serves as the chair of the planning committee for the 2016 American Council on Education national conference.
She earned her B.A., summa cum laude, in history and French at Lone Mountain College in San Francisco; her M.A. in history at that same college; and her Ed.D. in organization and leadership (with a concentration in education law) from the University of San Francisco. She also holds an honorary A.S. from Imperial Valley College.
She was appointed to the Council in 2018.