Office of the President

Dr. Jose Fierro was appointed the President/Superintendent of the Cerritos Community College District effective July 6, 2015.

Previously, he served as the Vice-President of Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer at Laramie County Community College. Laramie County Community College is a multicampus institution and the largest community college in the state of Wyoming. Prior to joining Laramie County Community College, Dr. Fierro served as an Academic Dean, Associate Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and professor of biological sciences at Florida State College. Dr. Fierro has extensive instructional experience in both face-to-face and online environments, having taught undergraduate and graduate courses in multiple institutions. He has developed curriculum for several online and hybrid courses in the natural sciences and authored a number of journal articles. Additionally, Dr. Fierro has presented at multiple educational conferences on the topic of faculty development for online teaching and the institutional strategies necessary for online programs to succeed.

Dr. Fierro earned his D.V.M. from the University of Applied Sciences in Bogotá, Colombia; his M.S. in Leadership and Management of Educational Programs from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; and his Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership from Northcentral University in Prescott, Arizona.