As a first-generation community college student, Dr. Greg Peterson has a passion and commitment to the community college and its mission of access and success for all students. For the last ten years, he has served as the Vice President of Student Services and/or Instruction at three Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) in California. Prior to joining Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC), Dr. Peterson oversaw all instructional programs for over 16,000 students at Golden West College in Huntington Beach, California. Prior to this position, Dr. Peterson worked at Long Beach City College (LBCC), where he oversaw all Student Services at two comprehensive campuses serving 30,000 students annually.
At LBCC, Dr. Peterson co-led the College's student success agenda and served as the co-chair of the Long Beach College Promise, oversaw the implementation of the nationally recognized Promise Pathways multiple measures assessment program, and presented twice at the White House for both the President's Domestic Policy Council and the U.S. Department of Education. He has served on multiple state committees, is a member of Excelencia in Education's "Excelencia in Action" network, and was appointed by the Mayor of Long Beach to the city's My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Task Force.
He holds a doctorate in Educational Administration with an emphasis in Community College Leadership from the
University of Texas at Austin, a master's in Postsecondary, Adult and Continuing Education from Portland State University, and a bachelor's degree in English from Brigham Young University. Dr. Peterson's first roles in community college were as a classified staff member in Portland Community College's Food Stamp Workforce Program and as an English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructor.
Greg Peterson, Ed.D. - President