Mr. Ibrahim “Abe” Ali is Vice Chancellor for Human Resources at Kern Community College District. He also previously led Mt. San Antonio College as Vice President for Human Resources. He started his professional career at College of the Redwoods and served as Vice President, Chief Human Resources and Equal Employment Officer. Abe has a combined 28 years of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity experience. 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 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access programs.
Abe is a past President of Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education (APAHE). He has served as President of the Chief Human Resources Officers Consortium for the California Community Colleges and former co-chair of the Commission for Legislation and Advocacy for the Association of California Community College Administrators. He developed two System Office funded manuals that were distributed to all community college Human Resources/Equal Employment Offices; and Human Resources Handbooks, 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.
Abe began his educational career at College of the Redwoods, transferring to California State University, Chico to complete a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. He earned a master of education degree with an emphasis in Educational Management from University of Laverne. Abe has a passion for traditional and hydroponic gardening at his residence in Bakersfield California.