Dr. Trevor Albertson
Strategic Advisor, Chief Executive Officers of the California Community Colleges (CEOCCC)
Trevor Albertson is the Superintendent/President of Lassen College in Susanville, CA. Trevor earned his PhD in the Political-Diplomatic History (foreign policy) of the 20th-Century United States at the University of California, Merced. There he was a University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation-UCDC Dissertation Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies and a recipient of a Hildebrand Fellowship. Trevor is the author of numerous peer-reviewed, scholarly journal articles and the ground-breaking scholarly book Winning Armageddon: Curtis LeMay and Strategic Air Command, 1948 to 1957, which tells the story of General Curtis E. LeMay. Trevor has taught at several institutions, at both the graduate and undergraduate levels: the US Air Force Academy; the University of California; the Air Command and Staff College; and at his favorite, a California Community College. In addition to conducting research and teaching in higher education, he also served in administrative posts as a director, dean, and vice president. Besides his academic experience, Trevor has served in critical senior leadership positions in state and federal government: Deputy Secretary of a cabinet department by CA Governor Jerry Brown; aide to Congressman Dennis Cardoza, Director of Intelligence, Director of Staff, and Intelligence Officer. Finally, in his "spare" time, Trevor volunteers his service as a Trustee of a University of California campus and is a Fellow with the UC Davis Wheelhouse Institute for College Presidents. Trevor is an honorably discharged and disabled Air Force veteran, who was awarded, among other decorations, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Staff Service Badge, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal, and the Air Force Achievement Medal (Civilian Award). Additionally, he speaks, listens, reads, and writes Spanish. A native Californian, Trevor loves snow skiing, the beach, hiking in the mountains, and is a big fan of elderly dogs (they always teach him lots).