Jack Scott

Dr. Jack Scott has a long and distinguished career in higher education as a faculty member, dean, and college president. He was elected to the State Assembly in 1996 and served for four years, followed by eight years in the State Senate, where he chaired the Senate Education Committee. Dr. Scott was then unanimously selected as the 14th chancellor of the California Community Colleges by the Board of Governors. As the chancellor of the nation’s largest system of higher education, Dr. Scott led the 112 colleges through some sweeping reforms. His legacy will include his work on the California Community Colleges Student Success Task Force and the Associate Degree for Transfer program. The California Community College Student Success Task Force’s recommendations aimed at improving the educational outcomes of students were adopted by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors in January 2012 without a dissenting vote. Dr. Scott also served on the California Student Aid Commission from 2013 to 2016.