Dr. Jamillah Moore brings 15 years of educational, policy, instruction and advocacy experience to her role as President of Los Angeles City College.
Dr. Moore began her career in advocacy as a California State Senate fellow in public policy for Senator Teresa P. Hughes. In 1996, she was appointed as senior consultant for the California State Senate Select Committee on College and University Admissions and Outreach. She then went to work for the Los Angeles County Office of Education as the Director of Governmental Relations. In 2004, Dr. Moore joined the System Office of the California Community Colleges as a Senior Vice-Chancellor for Governmental and External Relations. Shortly after taking the post she was officially appointed to the position by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
In 2005, she led the state recovery team for one year as the Interim President of Compton Community College,working to sustain educational opportunities for the students in that community. While there, she took the lead in advocating and obtaining successful passage of a $30 million recovery loan under Assembly Bill 318 for Compton College. She also worked with Congress and college personnel to establish the first of its kind Major League Baseball Urban Youth Academy Program at Compton Community College. The program is designed to increase participation and interest in baseball, encourage academic participation and achievement, and promote greater inclusion of minorities into the mainstream of the game. The academy is open to elementary,middle and high school aged students in the Compton community.
Dr. Moore’s accomplishments, skills, educational background, and training reflect a commitment to the philosophy and mission of California Community Colleges. Her career, at every level, has been a reflection of the college mission of an inclusive and effective learning and working environment for all. Dr. Moore’s position as a former College President/District Superintendent and as a statewide Vice-Chancellor has prepared her to assume greater responsibility as a collaborative leader at the local, district and state levels. She began her teaching career at Sierra Community College and has never lost sight of her teaching roots. On occasion she has returned to the classroom as an adjunct professor in the Communication Studies and Multicultural Education Departments at California State University, Sacramento. Dr. Moore used her experience in higher education and public policy to write her first book, Race and College Admissions: A Case for Affirmative Action.
Dr. Moore’s passion for community colleges is evident as her leadership extends to issues at both the stateand federal levels. Always putting students and those in most need at the forefront she enjoys the challenges of developing and sustaining programs and policies that will continue the over 75-year tradition of education excellence in the Los Angeles Community College District.
Dr. Moore, is a native of Los Angeles County and the daughter of an LACC alumna. She is a graduate of the University of San Francisco, where she earned a doctorate in International and Multicultural Education. She is also a former EOP student and graduate of California State University, Sacramento, where she earned a Masters in Intercultural Communication and Public Policy and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication.