Jeffrey Clary

Jeffrey Clary, Senior Director, Climate Strategies


Jeffrey Clary is Senior Director of Climate Strategies at the Foundation for California Community Colleges. This new area of focus at the Foundation bridges existing institutional strengths in workforce development, equity and community impact, and facilities and operations to address climate-related challenges facing Californians. Community Colleges provide unique opportunities to partner with agencies, industries, tribal communities, labor, grass-roots organizations, non-profits and individuals with stakes in environmental justice, climate adaptation, and climate mitigation. Clary brings many years of experience navigating institutional ecosystems and creating partnerships to build programs and achieve impact.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Clary served as administrative director for the UC Davis Natural Reserve System, a network of research, teaching and outreach field stations located in natural settings across northern California. The Natural Reserves host environmental science researchers from around the world, many of whom focus on climate change impacts on natural landscapes of California.

For more than five years, Clary proudly served as adjunct professor at Cosumnes River College, where he taught biology and biology lab for future health and veterinary professionals and for biology majors. He also served a year as a graduate program coordinator in the plant sciences for a consortium of universities in Switzerland.

Clary earned his bachelor of science in biology at University of Texas, Austin, and his PhD in ecology at the University of California, Davis. He also received a Fulbright scholarship for research at the Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology in Barcelona, Spain, and completed a postdoc in plant ecology at the University of Montpellier III in France.

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Beth Kay
Director of Professional Development, Success Center

Jodi Lewis
Director of Policy Development, Success Center

Nadia Leal-Carrillo
Director of Strategic Initiatives, Success Center

Tim Aldinger
Executive Director, Workforce Development

Iris Aguilar
Senior Director, Equity and Community Impact

Jeffrey Clary
Senior Director, Climate Strategies

Shirley Singh
Director of Facilities, Systems and Services

Jennifer Keiper
Senior Director of CollegeBuys

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Barbara Webster-Hawkins
Executive Director, Resource Development

Emily Robinson
Technology and Special Projects Director

Jodi Samuels
Director of Strategic Support for Colleges and Scholars

Steve Maciel
Director of Finance and Accounting

John O'Sullivan
Director, Systems and Special Projects

Cristina Herrick
Director of Financial Planning and Analysis

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