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Dr. Pamela Luster

Board Member

President Emeritus, San Diego Mesa College

Dr. Pamela Luster is the President of San Diego Mesa College, one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the U.S. In her role, Pamela focuses on student equity on campus while fostering an inclusive and engaging environment for faculty, staff, students and administrators. She is committed to finding permanent solutions to address the basic needs of community college students.

Previously, she served as the Vice President of Student Services, Interim Vice President of Instruction and Dean of Academic Services at Las Positas College. At West Valley College, she held the position of Dean of Career Education and Workforce Development and started her career as a faculty member in the Disabled Students program. Pamela’s service includes membership on several local, state and national boards including San Diego Youth Services, San Diego Mesa College Foundation, California Community College Athletics Association, and the American Association of Community Colleges Commission for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

She currently serves on the Chief Executive Officers of California Community Colleges (CEOCCC) Board representing Region XI and is co-chairing the CEOCCC Task Force on Affordability, Food and Housing.