Julie White

2023-24 Aspen Presidents Fellow
Dr. Julie A. Manley White became chancellor and chief executive officer of Pierce College District on January 1, 2023, after an extensive nationwide search.

She had been president of Pierce College Fort Steilacoom since 2019, providing transformational and collaborative leadership for the college, Pierce College at Joint Base Louis-McChord, and educational programs at Western State Hospital and the Special Commitment Center. She proudly advocates locally, statewide, and nationally for resources and partnerships to support students and employees.

As a first-generation college student from a rural community, Julie understands the life-changing power of higher education. She believes community colleges are the best institutions for transforming lives, advancing racial and social justice, and creating vibrant, healthier, and more equitable communities.

She has served at a variety of institutions, including community colleges, liberal arts colleges, and research universities, with roles in student services, academic administration, research administration, health education, and women’s services. She has a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Rochester; a master’s in education in counseling from Xavier University, and a bachelor’s in education in English literature from Miami University.