Dr. Robert Gabriner
Project Lead, Co-Director of Leading from the Middle
Dr. Robert Gabriner is the Co-Director of the Leading from the Middle program of the RP Group. He is a professor of educational leadership at SF State University where he also held the role of director of Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership for Community Colleges and Schools until his retirement in August 2016.
Prior to coming to SF State, Dr. Gabriner was the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement and Dean of Research, Planning and Grants, at City College of San Francisco. He has been with the California community colleges for 39 years as a history instructor and administrator. During the 1980s, he was the president of the Community College Council of the California Federation of Teachers.
Dr. Gabriner has also been instrumental in establishing and implementing a number of statewide initiatives in California, including AB 1725, the ARCC accountability system for California Community Colleges, and the Basic Skills Initiative. He was also a member of the Student Success Task Force. Dr. Gabriner’ s most recent publications include a book-length study with Dr. Norton Grubb, Basic Skills in Community Colleges, and Basic Skills as a Foundation for Student Success in California Community Colleges (Poppy Copy).
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