Dr. Pamela Luster

Board Chair

President Emerita, San Diego Mesa College

Dr. Pam Luster is President Emerita of San Diego Mesa College. Dr. Luster is the President/CEO of Luster Higher Ed Group, working to bring equitable, just, and inclusive practices to higher education leaders and institutions.
She is an adjunct professor in the San Diego State University doctoral program in Community College Leadership. Along with her California Community College Colleagues, Dr. Keith Curry and Dr. Tammeil Gilkerson, Dr. Luster is a co-founder of  Equity Avengers. They host a weekly program called #EquityChat on Twitter and are working with leaders to embed racial equity, critical humility, and learning across our systems. 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 Dean of Career Education and Workforce Development position and started her career as a faculty member in the Disabled Students program.
Dr. Luster’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 Community College Baccalaureate Association & Bayside Community Center. She previously served on the Chief Executive Officers of California Community Colleges (CEOCCC) Board and was co-chair of the CEOCCC Task Force on Affordability, Food, and Housing.