Christopher Cabaldon was appointed by the governor and confirmed by the senate to three terms as California’s delegate to the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. He is a partner at Capitol Impact, Senior Fellow at the Center for Digital Government, and Mayor in Residence at the Institute for the Future. He served as Chief Consultant to the Assembly Higher Education Committee and then Chief of Staff to the Assembly Appropriations Committee, before joining the California Community Colleges as Vice Chancellor for Policy, Planning & External Affairs. He became Mayor of West Sacramento in 1998 and served as chair of Jobs, Education and Workforce for the U.S. Conference of Mayors. His West Sacramento Home Run initiative implemented universal preschool, college savings accounts, paid career pathway internships, digital badges, free community college, and, first in the nation, letters of admission to college to every graduating high school student in his city. In 2019, Cabaldon was appointed as the Hazel Cramer Endowed Chair and Professor of Public Policy & Administration at Sacramento State University. He is a board member for EdSource, advisory council member for the California Education Learning Lab, and vice chair of Project Attain!.