Karas to Serve as College of Alameda President

Courtesy photo  Timothy Karas will be the new president of College of Alameda.

Karas to Serve as College of Alameda President


At its Tuesday, Dec. 13, meeting the Board of Trustees for the Peralta Community College District appointed Timothy Karas to serve as president of College of Alameda (CoA). Karas has been serving as Vice President of Instruction at the college since 2014. His tenure as president begins Jan. 3.

After several months of searching for a new president at CoA, Peralta Colleges Chancellor Jowel C. Laguerre, Ph.D., concluded the final step in the process by conducting a campus visit to the CoA last week to confirm the choice of Tim Karas, as he is known on campus, as CoA’s next leader.  

From 2009 to 2014, Karas was Dean of Liberal Studies and Language Arts. He served as Director of Library Services at Mission College in San Jose from 2005 to 2009. Previously, he was a tenured faculty member at the College of San Mateo and participated on multiple committees, including the Academic Senate, Curriculum Committee, Technology Advisory Committee and College Council. 

“I am honored to lead this outstanding institution and am thankful for the support of the College of Alameda family,” said Karas of his new position. “At the College of Alameda, students are motivated to explore, create, learn and lead with help from faculty and staff. I believe everyone can flourish with high-quality, affordable education.”