Wheelhouse: The Center for Community College Leadership and Research

Wheelhouse: The Center for Community College Leadership and Research


July Institute Wheelhouse 2020-21 Fellows Group Photo Wheelhouse supports leadership and practice in the California Community Colleges, the nation’s largest system of higher education. We accomplish that mission in two ways: 

Leadership/Network Development:  Our CEO Institute on Leadership delivers professional and peer learning for annual, select cohorts of Wheelhouse Fellows—district chancellors and college presidents. Our Advancing Leaders Institute is designed for cabinet-level administrators who aspire to be CEOs. Across both institutes, we focus on leading for equity, purposeful disruption, individual and organizational agility, research and policy know-how. Throughout, we build lasting peer networks. Learn more about the Institutes here.

Actionable Research:  We support and cultivate a statewide scholar network, bringing research to practice through timely, digestible, independent briefs to decision-maker audiences at the state, regional and local levels.

Our work is led by a diverse and committed team and counseled by a Board of Advisors composed of long-time leaders in community college practice and research. We are supported by UC Davis, the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, and private philanthropy.

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