Francisco Rodriguez


Los Angeles Community College District

Francisco C. Rodriguez, Ph.D. has served as Chancellor of the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) since 2014, the largest community college district in the nation with nine accredited colleges, and 200,000 student enrollments. As CEO, he is responsible for strategic and long-range academic planning, fiscal stewardship, facilities and capital outlay, and enrollment management. Under his leadership, Dr. Rodriguez has increased revenues to the District, hired over 900 full-time, tenure-track faculty, bolstered faculty and staff racial and gender diversity, expanded community and business engagement and philanthropy, and led two successful local facilities bonds. Prior to LACCD, Dr. Rodriguez served as president at Cosumnes River College in Sacramento and as superintendent/president of the MiraCosta Community College District in northern San Diego County.Born and raised in San Francisco, Dr. Rodriguez graduated from the University of California, Davis, with a bachelor's degree in Chicano studies and his master's degree in community development. He received his Ph.D. in Education from Oregon State University and an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters from Loyola Marymount University.