GREGORY A. sMITH, Chancellor

Portrait photo of Greg SmithGregory Smith has served as Chancellor of the San Diego Community College District since February 1, 2024 after serving as acting chancellor in 2023.

He joined the SDCCD in October 2020 as vice chancellor of People, Culture, and Technology Services. Mr. Smith began his career in the community college system in 2016 at Shasta College, where he served as the director of Human Resources, associate vice president of Human Resources, and interim vice president of Administrative Services.

Prior to joining the community college system, he worked for over 12 years with the U.S. Department of Labor enforcing equal employment opportunity and affirmative action regulations for federal contractors, developing expertise in analyzing employment data, conducting discrimination investigations, and conciliating discrimination findings.

Mr. Smith is a product of the California Community College system, having started his collegiate education at Cerro Coso Community College in the Kern Community College District. He went on to earn bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and English Literature at Arizona State University and a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California.

Statements from the Chancellor

Opinion: San Diego community colleges adopted a living wage for workers. It’s humane and necessary. - February 1, 2024, San Diego Union-Tribune

Opinion: Community college opens doors of opportunity for foster youth - July 12, 2023, Times of San Diego

Statement on the Supreme Court Affirmative Action Ruling - June 30, 2023

SDCCD raises flag in honor of Juneteenth - June 15, 2023

SDCCD celebrates Pride Month - June 1, 2023