Rowena M. Tomaneng, Ed.D.
Dr. Rowena M. Tomaneng has over 27 years of teaching and administrative experience in higher education, and she currently serves as the President of San José City College (SJCC) in the San José Evergreen Community College District. Prior to SJCC, Dr. Tomaneng served as President of Berkeley City College (BCC) in the Peralta Community College District and in multiple roles at De Anza College in the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, including Associate Vice President of Instruction and Faculty in English, intercultural studies, and women’s studies.
Dr. Tomaneng currently serves as President of the Board of Directors for Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education (APAHE), President of the National Asian Pacific Islander Council-American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), Vice President of the Northern Region of the Chief Executive Officers Board for the California Community Colleges (CEOCCC) and Board Member-at-Large for AACC. She is also Member-at-Large for the Asian American Pacific Islander Trustees and Administrators (CCCAAPITA) Caucus and co-Chair for the Women’s Caucus (CCCWC).
Dr. Tomaneng's teaching, research and publications explore human rights, social movements, transnational feminism, and racial equity in education. She has written and contributed to a variety of publications including Transformations: Leadership Roles in Higher Ed for Humanities Professionals, Journal of Multicultural Perspectives and Transformative Practices for Minority Student Success: Accomplishments of Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions. Dr. Tomaneng also teaches Leadership Studies and Gender & Globalization in the School of Education, University of San Francisco, and Leadership Studies at San José State University’s Connie L. Lurie College of Education.