Office of the President

President’s Welcome

Welcome to the College of Alameda! We are excited about the opportunity to serve you as you pursue your personal and professional dreams, goals and aspirations! The campus has a strong “students-first” philosophy which is committed to open access, achievement, accountability, student equity and social justice. As a campus community we are committed to providing you with cutting edge educational experiences designed to challenge your thinking, empower you to stretch beyond your wildest dreams and prepare you to enter into the 21st century global marketplace. We pride ourselves in creating pathways of inquiry, innovation and academic excellence. The College of Alameda is uniquely situated on the island of Alameda which provides a strong sense of community, intimacy and opportunity to build strong relationships with the college community and local residents. We have served the residents of the island for over 40 years. The College is a diverse campus community with students from more 50 countries.

One of our core values is academic excellence! The faculty, staff and administrators are dedicated to providing academic programs and support services that address the diverse needs of our students. We have online offerings, over 33 associate of arts and science degrees, 9 associate degrees for transfer,   and 25 certificate programs for our students. Or, if you want to attend classes for personal enrichment, we have courses available for you as well. Our faculty are held in the highest esteem among scholars in California and nationally. They have developed a robust curriculum that will prepare you to compete globally, advance in years to come and contribute to the regional growth that is projected in northern Alameda County. Additionally, our support services are superb, responsive and provide real-time access to the students we serve.

Eleanor Roosevelt shares, “The future belongs to those that believe in the beauty of their dreams.” At the College of Alameda, we want you to believe in the beauty of your dreams as we believe and help you realize the beauty of your dreams!

Welcome again, and thank you for choosing the College of Alameda for your institutional choice in higher education! Your experience will be one that dreams are made of!!!


Joi Lin Blake, Ed.D.
College of Alameda