Eric V. Gravenberg

Eric V. Gravenberg is the former Deputy Chancellor/COO for the Peralta Community College District in Oakland, California. In July 2013, he was appointed the interim President of the College of Alameda. Previously he served as the Vice President of Student Services at Merritt  College for four years. He has had a distinguished 43-year career in education having served in several senior leadership positions at major universities, both public and private. He is a seasoned administrator with a successful track record in building consensus and optimizing team performance. He is currently President and CEO of The Gravenberg Group, a performance management consulting firm specializing in executive coaching and leadership development and senior associate consultant with Williams & Company. 

Formerly, Eric was the Vice President for Undergraduate Education at Alliant International University in San Diego. Prior to this appointment, he served as the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs at CSU, Sacramento where he helped to grow the university’s enrollment to unprecedented levels. His illustrious career includes serving as Vice President with Noel Levitz. His consulting expertise was developing collaborative strategies between academic instruction and student services to improve retention.  Additionally he served as the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management at Howard University, Director of Admission at the University of California, Riverside, Director of the Learning Center at Humboldt State University, Enrollment Management Consultant for the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), and was the Statewide Associate Dean for Student Affirmative Action at the California State University Chancellor’s Office.  

Eric is a nationally recognized speaker, consultant, and educational leader. He has authored numerous publications and received countless awards recognizing his accomplishments as an innovative, passionate and committed leader for educational equity. Moreover, he has conducted sessions in strategic decision-making and courageous leadership. He has coached and mentored senior executives, managers, supervisors in both public, private, profit and non-profit organizations. Illustrative of his leadership acumen, he is a former faculty member at the Executive Leadership Management Institute at Stanford University. The Institute is the premier executive leadership training program of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). Feedback from constituents describes his unique ability to build support among a diverse group of individuals to achieve common objectives.   

Eric is an active member in and a change agent for the community in which he resides. In this regard, he has participated in various business and industry advisory councils and local foundations. Besides membership in a number of civic and professional organizations, he volunteers his time as a mentor for high school and college students. 

Eric V. Gravenberg
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