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Welcome to the Office of the President



Laney President Tammeil Gilkerson - September 2018
Tammeil Y. Gilkerson, Ed.D.
Laney College President

I want to personally welcome you to our vibrant and diverse learning community.

For over 60 years Laney College has served as a beacon of opportunity and success for generations of learners who are now making a difference in our local and global communities. Whether their first step along the path to college, returning to upgrade existing skills, or taking classes for personal enrichment, the College has provided unparalleled educational opportunities, mentoring and support for students just like you.

I am humbled and inspired by the incredible wisdom, humor, creativity, and strength of Laney’s graduates, all of whom complete degrees and certificates in our programs and/or transfer to exceptional universities, year after year. Our students and staff reflect the diversity of the Bay Area—a wonderful and eclectic mix of people from every background. In fact, this is one of the most valuable assets of our learning community.

We are honored to be the entryway to higher education for many Dreamers and for those who are first in their families to attend college. We do not take your choice to come to Laney lightly, and this is demonstrated by the commitment of our faculty and staff to academic excellence, collaboration, as well as to innovation in creating a student-centered learning environment.

I sincerely hope your time here will be transformative and guide you on a pathway to success, both at Laney and beyond. I am so glad you are joining this wonderful community of teachers and learners.


Tammeil Y. Gilkerson, Ed.D.
Laney College President