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Meet the Chancellor

Susan Elizabeth Lamb

(SAN FRANCISCO, Friday, June 5, 2015) - Susan Lamb has been appointed Interim Chancellor of City College of San Francisco. Ms. Lamb will lead the institution as the college prepares for the coming academic year and affirms its outstanding history as the most affordable, accessible institution of higher education in the City of San Francisco, Special Trustee Guy Lease announced today.
“Ms. Lamb has been serving as Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs since 2013 and her knowledge of the college and of accreditation makes her an excellent leader for the next phase of development of the college,” Trustee Lease and State Chancellor Brice Harris wrote today in a joint college-wide announcement.
Ms. Lamb will replace Chancellor Art Tyler, who has served for the past 19 months and helped lead the college to secure Restoration Status earlier this year. Dr. Tyler will assume the post of Vice Chancellor of Facilities and be responsible for the development of the college facilities master plan over the coming year.
Ms. Lamb is a dedicated educator and veteran community college administrator with 28 years of experience and a deep working knowledge of the college and accreditation. She has served as part-time and full-time faculty, department Dean, and Faculty Senate President at Contra Costa College, as well as interim Senior Dean of General Education and Transfer and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Diablo Valley College and CCSF. 
The appointment comes at an important time for the college. City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees will again assume full responsibility for oversight of the college in July, with the Special Trustee’s powers reduced to include stay and rescind only. At that time the Board will begin the process for identification and selection of the next permanent chancellor.
During her time at CCSF, Ms. Lamb has helped expand programs for Career Technical Education Pathways and CCSF’s Metro Academy (programs that recently won a $6 million grant and $3 million award from the State, respectively), as well as helped address recommendations associated with ACCJC Termination Status, helping ensure the college received Restoration Status.

“We want to thank Dr. Tyler for his service to this college and congratulate Ms. Lamb on her new role as Chancellor. We look forward to working with her, the Board of Trustees, and our college community in support of the college,” Lease said.