Ohlone Community College District
Dr. Gari Browning has been President/Superintendent of the Ohlone Community College District since July 2008. During that time her leadership of the college has resulted in sound fiscal management in the midst of statewide budget cuts over the course of five years; resolved issues threatening the college’s accreditation and a successfully passed bond for $349 million. She was the Associate Director at the ACCJC WASC, the accrediting commission for California Community Colleges. Before coming to Ohlone College, she served as Vice President of Instruction at College of the Desert. She grew up in the greater Los Angeles area, attended Cypress College, earned a baccalaureate degree from UC Irvine, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from UCLA. She lived in the Dominican Republic and Hawaii, where she taught at the Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra and University of Hawaii, respectively.