President Search 2023 Update

Dear Colleagues,

I hope this finds you well and in good health.  

I would like to take this opportunity to share that after careful consideration and extensive deliberation, I am recommending to the Board of Trustees that Dr. Jamal Cooks be appointed as the next permanent president of Chabot College.  

Having extensive experience in academia, leadership, equity work, and a deep commitment to education, I am confident that he will guide our college to new heights. Upon approval by the Board of Trustees, Dr. Cooks will begin his term on August 1, 2023. Over the course of the next month, Dr. Cooks will begin the transition process, working closely with Dr. Sperling and other key stakeholders.  

As we welcome Dr. Cooks to this new role, I would like to again express my deepest gratitude to Dr. Sperling for her exceptional leadership and numerous contributions to Chabot College and the entire district during her tenure. I would also like to thank the Chabot presidential search committee for their commitment and diligence throughout the appointment process.  


In community,

Ronald P. Gerhard