Lancaster Appointed as New Vice Chancellor for LACCD

Dr. James Lancaster has been appointed by the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees as the new Vice Chancellor of Workforce Development. Dr. Lancaster’s tenure will begin on September 1, 2023. 

“Dr. Lancaster has a proven track record as well as passionate energy to forge key industry relationships and partnerships so our students have the educational opportunities to succeed. His stellar leadership will solidify LACCD’s Workforce Development program as we continue to better understand and serve the job market and build stronger connections with local employers,” said Chancellor Francisco C. Rodriguez. “LACCD will be better positioned to meet regional workforce needs with his intentional engagement with multiple internal and external stakeholders.”

“My mission at LACCD has always been about student success and creating out-of-the-box programs for them to accomplish their goals in a changing market sector,” said Dr. Lancaster. “We have unlimited potential as the largest and most diverse college district in the nation, I look forward to shining a bright light to build our workforce development program on the biggest stage for the California Community College system.”
As a recognized and valued campus leader, Dr. Lancaster most recently served as the Vice President of Academic Affairs at Los Angeles City College. He also served as the Vice President of Instruction at Los Angeles Trade Technical College and the Dean of Curriculum, Career/Technical, and Continuing Education at Citrus College before coming to LACCD.

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