As Chancellor, Dr. Breland serves as the chief executive officer for the North Orange County Community College District which includes Cypress College, Fullerton College, and North Orange Continuing Education.
Dr. Breland has more than 25 years of administrative and teaching experience in higher education and previously served as Chancellor of the San Jose Evergreen Community College District (SJECCD) located in Silicon Valley. He worked to develop innovative partnerships that provide meaningful educational and job training experiences for the diverse student populations of San Jose City College, Evergreen Valley College, the Community College Extension Center in Milpitas, and the Center for Economic Mobility.
Dr. Breland currently serves on numerous boards, councils and commissions, including: the National Advisory Board for the Steve Fund; Mayor's Silicon Valley Recovery Roundtable; Affordability, Food and Housing Taskforce; Community College Council on Mental Health; Universities Commission on International Education; Hispanic Association of Colleges and Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce; African American Male Education Network and Development; and Silicon Valley Leadership Group. He also currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Community College League of California (CCLC), and as the President of the Chief Executive Officers of the California Community Colleges of CCLC.
The Chancellor's mission is to ensure that NOCCCD is an effectively-run organization that is responsive to the needs of our diverse communities; values and respects all constituents; and embraces life-long learning while putting students first.
1.1. Build systemic support for students using the Guided Pathways Framework
1.2. Address student basic needs
2.1. Ensure fiscal health and stability
2.2. Strengthen organizational structure
2.3. Improve employee morale
2.4. Improve processes
2.5. Guide strategic planning
2.6. Serve as a resource for conducting effective Board of Trustees meetings
2.7. Facilitate and participate in fundraising and advancement
2.8. Address accreditation findings
3.1. Sponsor District-wide and special gatherings
3.2. Be accessible and provide regular communication
4.1. Participate in legislative advocacy
4.2. Participate in regional leadership meetings and collective projects
4.3. Gain visibility for NOCCCD by speaking at conferences