San Diego Professor Tapped for California Community Colleges Visiting Role

Abdimalik Buul, a San Diego-based scholar, has been selected by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to serve as visiting executive of educational excellence and equal employment opportunity programs, it was announced Tuesday.

Buul’s responsibilities will include working to provide professional development activities for the California Community Colleges, review and provide input on community college district plans, co-lead the statewide EEO & Diversity Advisory Committee and serve on a statewide diversity, equity and inclusion working group.

An assistant professor and transfer center director at San Diego City College, Buul was the first Somali hired as a tenure track faculty member at Southwestern College in Chula Vista, where he served as Umoja program coordinator, faculty chair of the Black Alliance and as an academic senator for the School of Counseling and Student Support.

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