Dr. Betty Inclan is the president of Berkeley City College, a position she has held for four years. Prior to that, she was the associate superintendent and vice president of academic affairs at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria for 14 years, served as a division dean of language arts at Modesto Junior College, and as English department chair, director of a general education reform, and associate professor of English at Miami Dade College.
After emigrating to the United States from Cuba as a 16-year-old, Dr. Inclan earned an associate's degree in English from Miami Dade College, a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Miami, a master's degree in English from Kent State University, and a doctorate in educational administration from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was named a distinguished graduate of that program.
Dr. Inclan has been a speaker at national and state conferences on diversity and cultural competence and on quality and access in community college education. She serves as the vice chair of the Downtown Berkeley Business Improvement Board; as a board member of the Chamber of Commerce; and as a member of Vision 2020, a community collaborative designed to address education and health disparities primarily for Latino and African American students.