Laura Hope serves as Executive Vice Chancellor for Educational Services and is responsible for overseeing the Divisions of Academic Affairs and Student Services and Special Programs. She has a critical role in the widespread adoption of the California Community Colleges’ Guided Pathways framework and other related reforms designed to improve outcomes for students.
Hope is a product of the California Community Colleges and attended Chaffey College before transferring to California State University, San Bernardino, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and a Master’s Degree in Rhetoric and Composition.
Hope launched her career at Chaffey in 1989 as a faculty member teaching composition and then became an administrator in 2008, overseeing a number of innovative initiatives aimed at enhancing and diversifying access to learning through programs such as distance education, the Success Center network, the Zero Textbook Cost effort and the Honors Program, and inmate education. Beyond her work at Chaffey, Hope has served as a board member and strategic advisor to both the RP Group and the California Community Colleges’ Success Network (3CSN) and has authored publications related to student success and completion.