Getting to Know: Mojdeh Mehdizadeh

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Greetings, LibreTexts readers! In our next installment of our getting to know our team we’d like to introduce you to Mojdeh Mehdizadeh.

Mojdeh Mehdizadeh currently serves as Executive Vice Chancellor of Education and Technology for the Contra Costa Community College District. Her responsibilities include support of the colleges’ (Contra Costa, Diablo Valley, and Los Medanos) educational programs, student services, workforce and economic development, information technology, international education, distance education, research and planning, and grants. Ms. Mehdizadeh previously served as President of Contra Costa College. In her early tenure, she taught as adjunct faculty of Speech Communications at Diablo Valley College. Ms. Mehdizadeh completed her undergraduate general education requirements at Diablo Valley College where she developed her understanding and appreciation of the community college system’s importance in developing students for meaningful roles in the careers and the community. Ms. Mehdizadeh has been and continues to be very active in state, federal, and other organizations aimed at enhancing public educational systems throughout the State. Her work on the Microsoft Higher Education Advisory Committee resulted in improved partnership agreements with Microsoft which reduced licensing costs for higher education institutions and provided access to significantly reduced cost and free Microsoft products for students. She is a passionate leader in assuring excellent and affordable post-secondary education for all students, regardless of their economic situation. Her participation and advocacy in this area extends to serving locally on the Board of the Richmond Promise, and in shaping the statewide directions in support of student access and success with the California Community College Telecommunications and Technology Advisory Committee, Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Team, and CCCApply Statewide Application to Community Colleges Steering Committee. Ms. Mehdizadeh holds an M.A. in Organizational and Intercultural Communications from Cal State University East Bay and a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from San Francisco State University.