WCET's 29th Annual Meeting
Van Ton-Quinlivan

Vice Chancellor, Workforce & Digital Futures
California Community Colleges
Van Ton-Quinlivan is vice chancellor for workforce and economic development of California’s Community Colleges, the division that administers funding to advance the workforce mission across California’s 113 community colleges, one of the largest and most complex higher education systems in the nation. In 2014-15, she spearheaded the Board of Governors Task Force on Workforce, Job Creation and a Strong Economy, bringing together industry, labor, social justice, public workforce agencies, and youth advocates to work together with community college leaders to develop a set of “strong workforce” policy recommendations to close the gap on the industry-valued “middle-skill” credentials needed by California. Ton-Quinlivan was named a White House Champion of Change in 2013 for her distinguished career in industry, education, and service as a community leader. She is also vice chair of the National Skills Coalition, co-chair of the Workforce Action Team of the California Economic Summit, serves on the California Council on Science and Technology, and served on the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Closing the Skills Gap Implementation Team.