Keetha Mills is President and Chief Executive Officer of FoundationCCC, the nonprofit auxiliary to the largest system of higher education in the nation. A community college alumni herself, Mills understands firsthand the value of a community college experience and the power education has to change the trajectory of someone’s life.
Under Mills’ leadership, FoundationCCC has achieved steady and sustainable year-after-year growth to become one of the largest active nonprofit charitable organizations in its field which provides over $115 million in annual resources to students, colleges, and communities. During her tenure, she has overseen the implementation of numerous large scale programs and initiatives, including the two largest philanthropic commitments made to a community college to date. Mills has aligned the organization to support achievement of the California Community Colleges’ strategic plan, the Vision for Success, and worked to braid together funding streams from a diverse portfolio of nearly 300 partners in philanthropy, state and federal agencies, corporations, and education, to create impactful and scalable solutions designed to accelerate innovation in education.
Mills has nearly 30 years of experience in executive leadership, nonprofit management, finance, accounting, and operations. She assumed the role of President and CEO of FoundationCCC in 2012, following four years serving as the organization’s Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Prior, she served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Planned Parenthood of Houston and Southeast Texas, and as the Interim CEO of Planned Parenthood of Louisiana and the Mississippi Delta. She managed a $490 million portfolio of assets for Hines Interest Limited Partnership, and worked with two of the nation’s largest accounting firms at the time, Arthur Andersen and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mills also acted in an executive leadership role at Dynegy, an S&P 500 company.
Mills earned an associate of arts degree in business administration from Lee College in Baytown, Texas, and holds a bachelor of science degree in accounting from the University of Houston. She currently serves on the California Lottery Commission, helping to maximize the Lottery’s supplemental funding to the state’s public education systems.
Areas of Expertise
- Nonprofit leadership
- Financial operations
- Investment management
- Program oversight
- Strategic planning