Carole Goldsmith


Fresno City College

Dr. Goldsmith is the president of Fresno City College and will replace Dr. Douglas Houston, who was named interim chancellor on May 1, 2021, after the retirement of Dr. Paul Parnell on July 6, 2021. Before taking the helm at Fresno City College, Dr. Goldsmith served as president of West Hills College Coalinga for nearly four years. Prior to that, Dr. Goldsmith held the office of vice chancellor of educational services and workforce development at West Hills for four years. She started her career of service as a K-12 teacher at a small rural school, then as an administrator at an adult school and at a private post-secondary college. Dr. Goldsmith still visits the classroom as an adjunct professor at the university level. Dr. Goldsmith earned a bachelor of arts degree in history at Fresno State, a master of science in educational administration from National University and a doctorate in educational administration from the Joint Doctorate program offered by California State University, Fresno and University of California, Davis.