Office of the President
Welcome to Cerritos College
If you are a returning student, I hope you are moving toward the completion of your educational goals. If you are new to our college, I wish you luck and encourage you to take advantage of the services available on campus to help you succeed.
As you can tell by the construction fences, we are building and renovating our facilities to provide you with the best learning environment possible. Student success is our highest priority and the faculty, staff, and administrators are here to provide you with a rigorous curriculum and student support services. I urge you to visit the Success Centers in the Learning Resource Center to take advantage of our expanded services.
Now more than ever, it is essential to obtain an advanced degree and/or certificate to improve your potential for higher earnings, job security, and career advancement.
I wish you the best and our faculty and staff welcome you, as do I and the Cerritos College Board of Trustees.
Dr. Jose Fierro
About President Jose Fierro
Native of Madison, Wisconsin, Dr. Jose Fierro grew up in Bogota, Colombia. He earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Applied Sciences in Bogotá, Colombia, and a Master of Science degree in leadership and management of educational programs from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Fierro also holds a doctorate degree in higher education leadership from Northcentral University in Prescott, Arizona.
Dr. Fierro joined Cerritos College as the President/Superintendent in 2015. Prior to that, he served as the vice president of academic affairs and chief academic officer at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Under Dr. Fierro’s leadership, the College launched Cerritos Complete, the College’s official California College Promise program. Cerritos Complete is one of 10 community college programs in the nation selected as a finalist for the 2018 Bellwether Award.
He is also an avid athlete. He has been racing triathlons for 10 years, finishing every race. Dr. Fierro is actively involved with students – he trains with the College’s student veterans, and together, they participate in sports events, including the Beach Blast Half Marathon. Dr. Fierro is always looking for more opportunities to stay active and engaged with students. He has his eye on the Ironman race.