President's Biography - Foothill College

Photo of President Judy Miner wearing cap and gown. JUDY C. MINER, Ed.D.

Judy C. Miner has been president of Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California since July 1, 2007. She has worked as a higher education administrator since 1977 and in the California Community Colleges since 1979 where she has held numerous administrative positions in student services and instruction at City College of San Francisco, the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, and De Anza College.

Regionally, she serves on advisory boards for the Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning; the Doctorate in Education Program at San Francisco State University; the Los Altos Library Endowment; San Francisco Opera Education Programs; and the Carmel Authors and Ideas Festival.  She is also on the Board of Directors for the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce and Year Up Bay Area.  Nationally, she serves on the Board of Directors for the American Council of Education (ACE); the Board of Directors for the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG).

In 2011, under the auspices of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), she served on the Working Group that produced Report to the President, Engage to Excel: Producing One Million additional College Graduates with Degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The White House published the report in February of 2012.  On March 23, 2012, Science magazine published her editorial entitled “America’s Community Colleges” with an accompanying podcast that highlights the science initiatives at Foothill College.

She earned her B.A., summa cum laude, in history and French at Lone Mountain College in San Francisco; her M.A. in history at that same college; and her Ed.D. in organization and leadership (with a concentration in education law) from the University of San Francisco.  She also holds an honorary A.S. from Imperial Valley College.

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