About Dr. Barry A. Russell
Dr. Barry A. Russell is the sixth President of Las Positas College. He came to Las Positas College from the California State Chancellor’s Office, where he served as Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs since 2009. Dr. Russell also served as Vice President of Instruction at College of the Siskiyous in Weed, California and as the Dean of Fine Arts and Communication at Cerritos College and Southwestern College in Chula Vista, California.
The University of Texas at Austin honored Dr. Russell as a 2012 Distinguished Graduate of the Community College Leadership Program. In 2010, he was awarded the Carter Doran Leadership Award from the California Chief Instructional Officers of the California Community Colleges. Dr. Russell was awarded the Instructional Leadership Award from the National Instructional Administrators - an affiliate of the American Association of Community Colleges in 2009.
President Russell is a graduate of the Community College Leadership Program (1991) at the University of Texas at Austin; he also holds degrees in music from Texas A&M University - Commerce (previously East Texas State University).