A Letter from Victor: Announcing My Candidacy for City College Board of Trustees

A Letter from Victor:

I am running for City College Board of Trustees because I began my academic career at a community college and I wouldn’t be the person I am today without that opportunity. This is a critical time for City College, and I will apply my experience as an educator and former senior university administrator to make a lasting impact on this pillar of our community and make City College of San Francisco stronger than ever for the next generation of students.

My experience as an educator, Chief of Staff to the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, and City Commissioner has prepared me to help guide City College into a new era. City College is just now coming out of the accreditation crisis and we have many things to prioritize beyond fostering enrollment. What we do next will have a lasting impact for the students we serve today and well into the future.

I began my academic career at a community college before transferring to a four-year university and earning a BA in Political Science. Since then, I served in the US Army as a Military Intelligence Officer, earned a PhD in Political Science, held a Fellowship at one of the most prestigious universities in the world, taught various courses at the university level, and went on to help run one of the most diverse major research universities, right here in California.

I have experienced the power of education and now I hope to work with other Trustees to ensure good governance for City College of San Francisco so others can have the same opportunity. My vision for the college is simple: establish a foundation of fiscal discipline, expand enrollment by focusing on the jobs of the future, and leverage local strengths through partnerships with community institutions.

The most critical function of City College in the coming years is to make sure every student has a path forward for academic and career success—that is the core of the kind leadership I will provide. I believe that I am uniquely qualified to serve as a City College Trustee, and with your support and your vote, I can help build a stronger City College of San Francisco for our students, faculty, staff, and community.

Thank you for your support,

Victor Olivieri, PhD


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Local leaders we trust have endorsed Victor Olivieri, PhD:

  • GAVIN NEWSOM Lieutenant Governor of California*
  • NANCY PELOSI Congresswoman (CA-12), House Democratic Leader*
  • BETTY YEE California State Controller*
  • TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction*
  • FIONA MA, CPA Vice Chair, Board of Equalization*
  • SCOTT WIENER Senator, 11th District, California State Senate*
  • DAVID CHIU Assemblymember, 17th District, California State Assembly*
  • LONDON BREED Mayor of San Francisco*
  • MARK FARRELL Former Mayor of San Francisco*
  • CARMEN CHU San Francisco Assessor-Recorder*
  • JEFF ADACHI San Francisco Public Defender*
  • VICKI HENNESSY Sheriff of San Francisco*
  • DAVID CAMPOS Chair, San Francisco Democratic Party*
  • MALIA COHEN President, San Francisco Board of Supervisors, District 10*
  • CATHERINE STEFANI District 2 Supervisor, San Francisco Board of Supervisors*
  • VALLIE BROWN District 5 Supervisor, San Francisco Board of Supervisors*
  • HILLARY RONEN District 9 Supervisor, San Francisco Board of Supervisors*
  • ALEX RANDOLPH City College Trustee*
  • SHANELL WILLIAMS City College Trustee*
  • TOM TEMPRANO City College Trustee*
  • SHAMANN WALTON Member and Former President, San Francisco Board of Education*
  • MATT HANEY Member, San Francisco Board of Education*
  • RACHEL NORTON Member, San Francisco Board of Education*
  • KEITH BARAKA Firefighter, Second Vice-Chair of the San Francisco Democratic Party*
  • LESLIE KATZ Former San Francisco Supervisor and Former City College Trustee*
  • ANDREA SHORTER Former City College Trustee* and Comissioner, Commission on the Status of Women*
  • LAWRENCE WONG Former City College Trustee and Former Commissioner, Human Rights Commission*
  • AMY BACHARACH Former City College Trustee*
  • STEVE NGO Former City College Trustee*
  • TIM WOLFRED Former City College Trustee*
  • HALA HIJAZI Commissioner, Human Rights Commission*
  • KEN CLEAVELAND President, SF Fire Commission*
  • NIMA RAHIMI Commissioner, Immigrant Rights Commission*
  • ZAK FRANET Commissioner, Youth Commission*
  • LEIF DAUTCH President, San Francisco Juvenile Probation Commission* and Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General*
  • DWANE KENNEDY President, Veterans Affairs Commission*
  • PAUL COX Chair, American Legion War Memorial Commission*
  • And many more....
*All titles for identification purposes only.