Jim Limbaugh

2023-24 Aspen Presidents Fellow
Dr. James M. “Jim” Limbaugh has been president of West Los Angeles College (WLAC), a diverse urban dual-purpose college of 10,000 students, since October 2016. During his tenure, the college has established two baccalaureate degree programs (dental hygiene and avionics), developed an associate degree in climate change studies (the only such program in California), and created the California Center for Climate Change Education, designed to support California’s 116 community colleges in curricula design, workforce development, and advocacy initiatives, with a collective focus on social justice.

Within the California community college system, Jimalso served as president of Oxnard College. He previously held leadership positions in master’s level institutions, including the presidency of Montana State University-Northern, vice president and provost at Angelo State University (Texas), and associate vice president at Frostburg State University (Maryland).

Jim received a bachelor’s and a master’s from Texas A&M-Commerce and a doctorate from the University of Maryland focusing on higher education leadership, with an emphasis on curricula and law.