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Ronald P. Gerhard is a veteran higher education professional with over eighteen years of experience in community college administration. His professional expertise includes financial management, enrollment management and accreditation. He currently serves as the Interim Chancellor for the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District (CLPCCD).


Mr. Gerhard has served in multiple roles for the district including Vice Chancellor of Business Services for the District and Vice President of Administrative Services at Chabot College. Before joining CLPCCD, he served as the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration at City College of San Francisco, Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration for the Peralta Community College District, Chief Business Officer for the Compton Community College District and the Business Manager for San Bernardino Valley College.


Before entering higher education, Mr. Gerhard served in public accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant.  His experience on statewide committees include the State Chancellor’s Advisory Group on Fiscal Affairs; executive board member of the Association of Chief Business Officers; committee member charged to revise the state’s funding formula for the Disabled Students Program and Services categorical program; committee member charged to make recommendations on consolidating Basic Skills Initiative (BSI), Student Success and Support Program (SSSP), and Student Equity into one categorical program, Student Equity and Achievement (SEA). Mr. Gerhard also served as a committee member charged with making recommendations on revising the Student Attendance Accounting Manual; helped author resource guides used throughout the state on strategic enrollment management and has served on a dozen accreditation visits and peer review teams. Additionally, he has been a member of the State’s Fiscal Crisis Management Assistance Team (FCMAT) assigned to support districts and colleges with critical needs.


Originally from Riverside, CA, Mr. Gerhard earned an MBA in finance and accounting from the University of California, Riverside and a Bachelor of Arts in accounting from the University of Redlands. He and his wife have four children. Mr. Gerhard enjoys the outdoors, running, scuba diving and volunteers as a coach for his son’s little league baseball team in Dublin, CA.