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    Saleem Shakir-Gilmore

    Commissioner's Appointee

    Term Begins: Dec. 1 2022
    Term Expires: Dec. 1 2025

    Dr. Saleem Gilmore has extensive experience engaging and working with students. He is an innovative higher education administrator in Student Services focused on student success through an equity lens. Dr. Gilmore's approach to serving college students is grounded in his community based experience in youth development programming and mentoring; providing high level training and coaching in the education and youth development fields. Having served as Executive Director at Leadership Excellence and faculty at Holy Names University, the University of San Francisco, and CSU East Bay; Saleem has the ability to develop teachers and staff to support positive academic and social outcomes for underserved students.

    Dr. Gilmore also, has worked in the field with various youth services providers and local governments across the country addressing challenges related to Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) within juvenile justice systems. In this capacity, Saleem partnered with states and local governments on the Juvenile Delinquency Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) and led training for Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities (RED) and Unintended Bias Awareness throughout the country.  Saleem has worked with Oakland Unified, Contra Costa Unified, San Francisco Unified, Berkeley Unified and San Mateo Foster City School Districts to provide intervention and enrichment programs for youth as well as trainings and coaching for staff. Dr. Gilmore’s expertise extends to funding and sustainability for programs. He has a successful track record securing program funding through grant writing and fundraising. Dr. Gilmore is a graduate of Sonoma State University where he earned his Bachelors degree in Sociology with a minor in Biology before receiving his Masters degree in Education with a concentration in Secondary Education from University of San Francisco. Most recently Saleem earned his doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice from CSU East Bay. Saleem is a husband and father of three.

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