Office of the Chancellor

Susan Elizabeth Lamb

Susan Lamb is currently serving as the Interim Chancellor of City College of San Francisco. She has worked in community colleges for 30 years, with the last 26 years in the California Community College system. In her relatively brief time at CCSF, Chancellor Lamb has made significant progress on college-wide goals by collaborating with faculty to facilitate the successful development of programs and grants in partnership with the greater community, including the City of San Francisco, San Francisco State University, the San Francisco Unified School District, and other local community organizations. Chancellor Lamb worked collaboratively with the City College community to successfully secure reaffirmation of the college’s accreditation in January 2017. Most recently, the Mayor of San Francisco and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors worked with Chancellor Lamb regarding the Free City College Program, securing free tuition for qualifying San Francisco residents starting in fall 2017.

In previous roles, Chancellor Lamb served as the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs at City College of San Francisco, as well as the Vice President of Instruction (VPI) and the Accreditation Liaison Officer at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, California, for six years. As VPI, she was responsible for the college’s enrollment management, Career Technical Education, economic and workforce development, staff development, articulation, contract and community education, and instructional programs. She also worked to facilitate opportunities for marginalized students by collaborating with faculty to develop new student support programs.

Chancellor Lamb began her career developing recreational therapy programs for students at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. In higher education, she began her career as a part-time instructor at Austin Community College in Texas and then as a tenured faculty member at Contra Costa College in California. At Contra Costa College, she taught for 13 years, also serving as Academic Senate President, and eventually serving as the Dean of Library, Allied Health, Vocational Training, and Athletics.

Chancellor Lamb earned both her B.S and M.Ed. from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcus, Texas. She completed all coursework toward a doctorate degree at the University of San Francisco and has received English as a Second Language training at the University of California Extension, Berkeley.