Metro EDGE Presents: The EDGE of Greatness with Dr. Brian King, Chancellor of Los Rios Community College District

Hosts Michael Valania and Josh Albert sit down with Dr. Brian King, Chancellor, Los Rios Community College District to discuss Brian's long and winding path to becoming a chancellor (and learning what the position even was!), the pandemic as a catalyst for change, transparency in leadership, and setting a vision that permeates throughout the students and team he serves.

Brian King has served as Chancellor for the four colleges in the Los Rios Community College District since 2013. Los Rios is one of the largest and most diverse districts in California. The District includes American River, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges, and currently enrolls approximately 77,000 students each semester.

Founded in 1965, Los Rios has served more than 1.2 million students in its more than half century of existence. Los Rios graduates are key contributors at virtually every business and organization in the capital region. The strength and vitality of the Sacramento area is strongly connected to the success of Los Rios and its four colleges.

King is the current Chair of the Valley Vision Board of Directors and a member of the Greater Sacramento Economic Council Board of Directors, the Align Capital Region Executive Committee, the Sacramento Metro Chamber Board, the Dignity Health Sacramento Service Area Community Board, the Los Rios Foundation Board, the Wells Fargo Community Advisory Board, and the Comstock’s Magazine Editorial Board. King is a past president of the Community College League of California’s Chief Executive Office Board and a past chair of the boards of the Community College League of California and the California Community College Athletics Association. He has also received a Fulbright Fellowship to Russia with a group of community college leaders from across the United States.

King received his B.A. in History from the University of Missouri-Columbia, his J.D. from Duke University School of Law, and his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Arkansas.

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