Ali Abe 16

Abe Ali current serves as Vice President of Human Resources for Mt. San Antonio College (Southern California), overseeing all areas of personnel, including diversity, equity, and inclusion. Prior to this assignment effective October 2016, Abe led Kern Community College District’s Human Resources operations for more than eight years as Vice Chancellor of Human Resources. His 20 plus years of HR experience also includes assignments as Chief Human Resources Officer with Redwoods Community College District in Eureka, CA.

Abe’s experience includes serving as lead management negotiator for faculty and classified organization collective bargaining, developing and managing personnel policies, and taking the lead in organizing district-wide staff development and staff diversity programs.

In 2016, Abe was elected by his peers to serve as the statewide Vice President/ Incoming 2017 President of the Chief Human Resources Officers/ Equal Employment Officers for the California Community Colleges – representing  72 districts, and 114 colleges, serving more than 2.1 million students.  During his tenure he has developed leadership succession programs to widen the pipeline.  In 2018/2019, Abe was appointed to serve as a member of the California Community College State Chancellor’s Consultation Council, working with other constituents such as the state-wide Academic Senate.

Abe has also served as co-chair of the Commission for Legislation and Advocacy for the Association of California Community College Administrators. He developed two statewide manuals that were distributed to all community college Human Resources/Equal Employment Offices: Diversity Guide for Affirmative Action Officers (funded by the Chancellor’s Office and Affirmative Action and Diversity and Equity Consortium); and Human Resources Handbook, Volumes 1 and 2 (funded by the Association of Chief Human Resources/Equal Employment Officers). Abe is a founding board member of the Boys and Girls club of America in Chico, CA.

Lastly and in 2014, Abe was elected by his statewide colleagues to serve as a Board of Directors  for the Association of California Community College Administrators, with a term  through June of 2017.