Chancellor, Dr. Beatriz Chaidez

Beatriz Chaidez Headshot

With a career that began as a classroom teacher, Dr. Beatriz Chaidez has spent more than 25 years in education. Currently chancellor of San José – Evergreen Community College District (SJECCD), Dr. Chaidez previously held the roles of interim chancellor, vice chancellor of human resources, and associate vice chancellor of human resources, also with SJECCD.

Prior to joining SJECCD, which she did in early 2019, Chaidez held various roles in K-12 administration, including serving as assistant superintendent for human resources with Salinas City Elementary School District (SCESD). She has also been director of pupil personnel services and special education—also with SCESD—assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction with Sacramento City Unified School District and superintendent/principal with Raisin City School District.

Chaidez has extensive experience with labor relations and negotiations, employment law, worker's compensation, California Education Code, and building dual and concurrent enrollment partnerships between colleges and K-12 school districts. She has also served as an executive board member for both the Association of California School Administrators and the California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators.

Chaidez holds a doctorate in educational leadership from University of California, Davis; a Master of Arts in educational administration from Fresno Pacific University; and a Bachelor of Arts in liberal studies from California State University, Fresno.

In addition to her administrative experience, Chaidez has experience as an adjunct faculty member at San José State University, where she taught a seminar course on administration in educational settings.

In her spare time, Chaidez enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, Juan, and son, Juan de Dios.

About The Chancellor's Office

The Chancellor's Office provides the coordination and leadership essential for merging the needs of the community and the educational resources of the San José/Evergreen Community College District.

Along with the Chancellor, a seven-member Board of Trustees is responsible for overseeing the educational needs of SJECCD. San José City College, Evergreen Valley College, and District Services collaborate to ensure the community's educational needs are met.​​


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