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Craig Justice

Craig Justice

President, California Community Colleges Chief Instructional Officers
Vice President for Instruction, Irvine Valley College

Craig Justice is currently Vice President for Instruction at Irvine Valley College in Irvine, California, one of two colleges in the South Orange County Community College District, where he has been the Chief Instructional Officer since July, 2007. Prior to coming to Irvine Valley College, he was at Chaffey College for 33 years serving as a faculty member in economics and leadership positions for 27 years and administration as Dean of Special Programs (Instruction) for 6 years. He has served on numerous committees and task forces and was instrumental in creating curriculum and programs for CalWorks students, basic skills students, and student success centers. His degrees and training are in economics (labor markets, financial markets, and macroeconomics), and today he specializes in enrollment management, facilities planning, and Career Technical Education/Economic Workforce Development regionalization. He currently holds the position of President, California Community Colleges Chief Instructional Officers (CCCCIO). He enjoys photography, skiing, swimming, and going to rock, classical, and bluegrass music concerts (most recent: Tom Petty, Elvis Costello, and the Los Angeles Master Chorale).

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The Opportunity
For community colleges to become essential catalysts to California’s economic recovery and jobs creation at the local, regional and state levels.

The Strategy
Doing What MATTERS for jobs and the economy is a four-pronged framework to respond to the call of our nation, state, and regions to close the skills gap. The four prongs are:

  • Give Priority for Jobs and the Economy
  • Make Room for Jobs and the Economy
  • Promote Student Success
  • Innovate for Jobs and the Economy
California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office