Dr. Stacy Thompson was raised in the Bay Area and has over 25 years experience in higher education. As an educator, she supports community college students of color reach their educational goals and mentors faculty, staff and administrators who wish to advance their careers in the community college setting.

Dr. Thompson started her career in higher education teaching Early Childhood Development at Merritt College in Oakland, CA. After 10 years in the classroom, and graduating, she became the permanent Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences at Merritt College. Currently, Dr. Thompson currently serves as the Vice President of Academic Services at Chabot College in Hayward, CA.

Dr. Thompson served on Western Region Council on Black American Affairs (WRBCAA) board for 8 years and now serves as the President. On the national level, she is VP of Programs on for the National Council on Black American Affairs (NCBAA) and is a founding member of the Black Education Association at Chabot College.

Dr. Thompson serves as the Region 3 representative on the California Community College Chief Instructional Officers (CCCCIO) and on the Board of Directors for the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA).

Dr. Thompson holds a Doctorate of Education and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Mills College, a Master’s Degree in Child Development from Mills College and a Bachelor’s Degree Lewis and Clark College.