Sandra Fried

Sandra Fried, Vice President, Student Success Center

Sandra Fried headshot

Areas of expertise:

  • Higher education policy and advocacy
  • Strategic planning
  • Reform projects design

Sandra Fried is Vice President of the Student Success Center for California Community Colleges, housed within the Foundation. Founded in 2014, the Success Center assists the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office implementation of large-scale, systemwide student success reforms through policy development, professional development, and special projects. A nationally recognized policy thought leader, Fried has comprehensively built the Success Center team to support student success-focused initiatives to increase community college completion rates.


  • Serves on the Chancellor's executive team
  • Established the Success Center’s policy shop, a key resource for research and best practices that support student-centered systems reform
  • Facilitated the California Community College system’s Vision for Success: Strengthening the California Community Colleges to Meet California’s Needs strategic plan and philanthropic support for related reforms
  • Evolved the system’s professional learning network into the Vision Resource Center information portal to support community college Vision for Success implementation

An accomplished higher education policy and advocacy expert, Fried served as the University of California’s Associate Director for Legislative Affairs in the State Capitol. She also previously served as the California State Assembly’s Chief Consultant, where she analyzed legislation, directed committee operations and hearings, and negotiated policy issues.

Fried earned her bachelor of arts in history and economics from the University of California, Davis and is a proud former California Community College student.

Programs and Services

Beth Kay
Director of Professional Development, Success Center

Jodi Lewis
Director of Strategic Initiatives, Success Center

Tim Aldinger
Executive Director, Workforce Development

Iris Aguilar
Senior Director, Equity and Community Impact

J.C. Sales
Executive Director of Program Development

Shirley Singh
Director of Facilities, Systems and Services

Jennifer Keiper
Director of CollegeBuys

Elaine Reodica
Director of Strategic Integrations

Strategic Support

Constance Crawford
Director of Strategic Partnerships

Emily Robinson
Senior Director of Technology and Special Projects

Nancy Pryor
Senior Director, Strategic Communications and Incubation

Jonathan Brack
Director of Collaborative Impact Programs

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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