Chase Fischerhall

Lead Responsibility:  As a Director Chase provides strategic assistance that benefits community college students who are most in need of comprehensive programs and support networks.

Areas of concentration: Within and among K-16 education systems, Chase supports guided pathway design and development, faculty collaboration and evidence-based documentation of best practices to share with the field.

Experience: Chase Fischerhall joins CLP from the Peralta Community College District (PCCD), where he served for 12 years. Chase was a faculty member in History and in Learning Resources at Berkeley City College. He chaired the Accreditation Steering Committee at the College of Alameda (COA) and served three years as CoA’s Outreach & Retention Program Specialist and the Student Success Support Program (SSSP) Coordinator. In this capacity, Chase co-founded (with the Dean of Enrollment Management) the Mobile CoA initiative which brought all mandated pre-enrollment services to feeder high schools in Oakland and Alameda to increase access for under-resourced students. Chase facilitated the Sexual Assault Awareness campaign and worked to improve communication and collaboration networks campus wide.

Chase has also worked at San Francisco State University, University of California-Davis, Golden Gate University, and Academy of Art University. He is committed to equity-based practices in K-12 as well as higher education.

Chase began his college studies at Laney College, and later returned home to work in the Peralta district.  Chase holds a master’s degree in modern world history from San Francisco State University, where he focused on gender, sexuality, and the economy of social movements in Africa, North America, and South America. He earned his bachelor’s degree in history (with an emphasis on Africa and African diaspora studies), and a minor in philosophy, from University of California, Davis. Chase is also certified as a Roots of Success Educator and in the Academy of College Excellence (ACE) curriculum designed to serve at-risk students. He is currently pursuing an MBA with an emphasis on Educational Leadership at Mills College in Oakland.