Ángel Reyna

2021-22 Aspen New Presidents Fellow
Dr. Ángel Reyna is the first president of Madera Community College, the newest community college in the California Community Colleges system. Initially selected as president of Madera and Oakhurst College Centers, Reyna led the college in receiving accreditation and official college status.

Reyna came to the Central Valley from Renton Technical College in Washington, where he served as vice president of instruction. He served as dean of workforce education at Walla Walla Community College and director for Workforce Education and ESL adjunct instructor at Yakima Valley Community College. Reyna served as both mayor and city councilmember for the City of Mabton, Washington. He worked as a seasonal migrant farmworker in the state of Washington for 13 years.

Reyna founded and developed the Administrators of Color Leadership Program for the Washington State Community and Technical Colleges’ system to increase the pipeline of people of color entering administration positions. His passion is addressing racial equity within the community college system to better serve students and the community at large.

Reyna has served the Washington State Board of Health, the United Way Fresno and Madera Counties Board of directors and the California Community Colleges Racial Equity and Inclusive Excellence CEO Taskforce.

Reyna completed his Ph.D. in organizational leadership at Northeastern University. He earned his M.A. in educational administration and B.A. in history and education from Washington State University.