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Judy E. Walters, Ph.D.
Martinez, California, United States
Judy E. Walters, Ph.D. is an Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator working in the field of education as an Organizational Visionary (Master Planning, Strategic Planning), Facilitating, and Coaching.
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Doctor of Philosophy - Concentration in Interdisciplinary Arts and Science with a specialization in Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness. Dissertation topic: The Use of Appreciative Inquiry as a Planned Changed Strategy at Merritt College: A Case Study. Union Institute & University Cincinnati, OH; July 2006

Institute for Educational Management Harvard Graduate School of Education Cambridge, MA; July 2000

Certified Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Presented by League for Innovation; the Community College National Council for Staff Program & Organizational Development; and Company of 2004

Master of Arts Degree in Education; Alliant International University (United States International University) San Diego, CA; June 1979

Bachelor of Arts Degree in English; Idaho State University Pocatello, ID; May 1970



Interim PresidentWoodland Community College – one of two colleges in the Yuba Community College District. Woodland, CA. Reported to the Chancellor January 2014 – June 2014

PresidentDiablo Valley College one of three colleges in the Contra Costa Community College District. Pleasant Hill, CA. Reported to the Chancellor August 2007 – September 2010

President - Berkeley City College one of four colleges in the Peralta Community College District. Berkeley, CA. Reported to the Chancellor July 2004 – July 2007

Division Dean - San Diego Mesa College Dean of Mesa Accelerated Program (MAC)
Reported to the College President September 1979 - October 1981

Assistant Dean - San Diego Miramar College
Reported to the Deans of Instruction Day and Evening September 1977 - August 1979

Instructor - San Diego Evening College an accredited college in the San Diego Community College District. Reported to the President September 1974 - September 1977. Produced instructional TV programs and managed TV Classroom.


Search Consultant – ACCT October 2015 – 2016 Facilitated searches for Chancellor San Jose Evergreen Community College District; Superintendent President Palomar College and the Chancellor of the California State Chancellor’s office.

Interim Chancellor – Chabot –Las Positas Community College District - Reported to Board of Trustees September 2012 – July 2013

Consultant – Yuba Community College District Consulting services to help reorganize the district and colleges services especially with respect to consolidating academic support functions and other related programmatic matters. Reported to Chancellor – May 2012 – August 2012 and July 2015 – June 2016

Senior Vice Chancellor Educational Services– Peralta Community College District
Reported to the Chancellor October 1999 – June 2004

Trustee Mendocino Unified School District Mendocino, CA 1982-87
Board President 1983, 1984, 1987 Board Clerk 1985.


Vice Chancellor -- Board of Governor’s Liaison; Policy Analysis; and Management Information Systems Chancellor's Office, California Community Colleges Sacramento, CA Reported to the State Chancellor July 1990 – September 1999

Commissioner of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges / Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (WASC/ACCJC) 1996-2002

Statewide / National Committees: California Assessment Institute; Accountability Umbrella Group; California Community College Chancellor Office. Member of The Graduate Learner Council (GLC) of The Union Institute and University

Specialist Academic Planning -- Chancellor's Office California Community Colleges
Reported to the Assistant Deputy Chancellor June 1989 - July 1990

Consultant J. Walters and Co. Mendocino,CA
Contracts with the California Department of Education (CDE)"Trident Enterprises and California School Boards Association (CSBA) November 1982 - June 1989

Co-Chair Annual California School Boards Association Conference Committee 1987


Distance Education Coordinator "College of the Air" College of the Redwoods
Reported to the Mendocino Coast Campus Center Dean / College Dean of Library and Learning Resources / and the President September 1984 - June 1986.

President "Mendocino Coast Community Educational Television Mendocino, CA. Appointed April elected September 1983 - 1985.

Co-Chair Mendocino Educational Coordinating Council 1983-87

Producer / Project Coordinator WSBE-TV" Providence, Rhode Island
Reported to the Program Director May 1972 to March 1974.

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