Luis Chavez

Chairman @ LICI

For over 25 years, Luis Chavez has demonstrated extensive statewide experience with K-16 academic achievement programs in both public and private settings. Luis manages a broad range of responsibilities for the Career Ladders Project (CLP). These include organizational oversight, project management, coordination and implementation of technical and strategic assistance across multiple initiatives. Luis works – with a network of senior field consultants to support colleges and their workforce partners in the development and implementation of initiatives, grant projects and career pathway programs. He currently supports multiple California Career Pathways Trust consortia in Northern and Southern California. Another key initiative Luis supports is the California Counselor Network (CaCN) which is focused on collaboration between high school and community college counselor/student support services personnel. Through the CaCN work Luis supports innovative student supports and facilitating communities of practice with community colleges and high schools counselors to help ensure all students follow their own pathway to a successful future. Before joining CLP, Luis served the Puente Project, a cosponsored initiative of the University of California and the California Community Colleges, for nearly 16 years.

At the Puente Project, he developed and led trainings to support college and high school leadership, school coordinators, college counselors, teachers and other staff to implement the project’s key elements. Luis currently serves on several state advisory educational institution and corporate advisory committees to connect his work with industry leaders. He is a founding member of the Latino Institute for Corporate Inclusion serving as its Chairman since 2011. Luis is a life long learner. He was selected in 2001 to attend the Harvard Institute for Higher Education Management Development Program (MDP). In addition, in 2005 he was selected to attend the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility Executive Corporate Governance Program at the Harvard School of Business. In 2008 he was also selected to participate in the UCLA Anderson School of management – Latino Leadership Institute. Lastly, Luis holds a B.A. degree from UC Irvine and a M.A. from CSU Dominguez Hills.