President's Office

latinx & hispanic heritage month
As an honored Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), we are excited to
celebrate Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15-October 15.

Chabot College is proud of the programs, organizations and services we have developed to promote Latinx "servingness." Puente, CLEA, LUNA, and El Centro are just some examples of Chabot's leadership in providing culturally responsive academic and social resources in support of all students, including Latinx and Hispanic students.

At Chabot College, we empathetically work to identify the unique needs of our Latinx and Hispanic students so they can thrive and follow in the footsteps of Latinx and Hispanic leaders that have inspired us such as Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, Sonia Sotomayor, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Gina Garcia.

I wish you all an outstanding month and look forward to the continued conversations on how we may raise awareness and celebrate our Latinx and Hispanic community.

Jamal A. Cooks, Ph.D
President, Chabot College

Chabot College Hispanic Serving Institution

President's Welcome

Welcome to Chabot College! For over 60 years, Chabot has helped students meet their academic, social, and employment dreams, goals and aspirations. 

I am honored to start my presidency as Chabot’s 10th College President. I am humbled to lead our prestigious institution and excited about the tremendous potential in our programs and services as we aspire to be the best community college in the state. 

Chabot College will start this academic year with a number of established and exciting new programs and resources such as our outstanding HSI STEM grant that promotes a STEM Summer Bridge program, offers embedded tutoring, work-based learning, and comprehensive student services, and encourages completion/transfer to STEM majors at 4-year universities. We are also developing a basic needs student success center, referred to as THE HUB, which will house our food pantry, student direct aid, community resources, CAL Fresh Food assistance, and school supplies. Moreover, our academic offerings have expanded by increasing the number of online classes, non-credit, and dual enrollment offerings.  

We are committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and social justice as we provide an encouraging, inspiring, safe, and nurturing learning environment. Chabot College is intentional in our culture of care for keeping students first.  Our Classified Professionals, Faculty, and Administrators are all here to serve you and your educational journey.  We look forward to our time together and opening up your possibilities for a fantastic college experience!

Jamal A. Cooks, Ph.D.
Chabot College 

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Building 400, room 408, 1st fl

Jamal A. Cooks, Ph.D.

Christine Herrera
Senior Administrative Assistant

Phone: 510-723-6641
Fax: 510-723-7126

Kirti Reddy
Executive Assistant
Phone: 510-723-6641
Fax: 510-723-7126

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