Dr. Erik Cooper
Strategic Advisor, California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (CCCCO)
Dr. Erik Cooper was first elected to the Board in 2013 and was named President in 2020. For several years, he served as part of the RP Conference committee and chair of the Research Advisory Committee. Erik has served on several statewide committees, such as the CCCCO Assessment Workgroup, AB 705 Implementation Workgroup, and the Common Assessment Initiative Advisory Committee. Erik currently works at Sierra College as the Dean of Planning, Research, and Resource Development, but has also served as the Dean of the Library and Learning Resources. Before working at Sierra, Erik spent four years at Yuba College as the Director of Planning, Research, and Student Success. In addition to institutional research, Erik oversaw the Office of Testing and Assessment, the Tutoring Center, and the Math Center. Erik Cooper earned his doctorate in Education Leadership from Sacramento State. His dissertation “Efficacy of the California Basic Skills Initiative” earned him the RP Group Excellence in Thesis/Dissertation and the Sacramento State Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation awards. He earned his MS in Neuroscience from the University of Oregon and BA in Psychology from Sacramento State.