Berkeley City College Announces Selection Of New President

By J. Douglas Allen-Taylor
Tuesday November 27, 2007

Betty Inclan has been appointed the new president of Berkeley City College, the Peralta Community College District announced last week. 

Inclan, the associate superintendent and vice president of academic affairs at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, will take office Jan. 1. She is the permanent successor to Judy Walters, who abruptly resigned last August after guiding the school from a collection of downtown Berkeley rental spaces under the name of Vista College to its current newly built Center Street campus. 

Dr. Wise Allen has since served as Walters’ interim replacement. 

“Dr. Inclan brings a wealth of knowledge about California’s community college system, and its student population, to Berkeley City College,” Peralta College District Chancellor Harris said in a prepared statement. “Her experience in academic and program administration, fundraising, teaching, and higher education issues, are tremendous assets for BCC and the Peralta Community College District.” 

Inclan, a Cuban native who was raised in Florida, has worked in the educational field for 27 years, including stints at Kent State, Miami Dade Community College, and Modesto Junior College.