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Shannon McCollum
Executive Assistant to the President
530 895-2484


Ashley Vandenboogaard
Administrative Secretary
530 895-2484



Office of The President

Welcome to Butte College 

Start Here... Go Anywhere!  Since opening our doors to 1,194 students on September 23, 1968, Butte College has continued to improve the quantity, quality, and variety of our educational options.

These include transfer degrees to four-year colleges, Associate in Arts and Science degrees, certificate programs, career and technical education programs, personal enrichment classes, and Samia Yaqub, Ph.D.competitive athletic programs. We serve a diverse student population from Butte and Glenn Counties, from all areas of the state and nation, and we are fortunate to maintain a large enrollment of international students. Our services are designed to assist students throughout their journey, and our supportive faculty and staff are here to help them achieve their educational goals.

All of this and a beautiful campus too! We are located on a 928 acre Wildlife Refuge of rolling hills in the center of Northern California’s Butte County. Several new buildings complement our picturesque landscaping and spacious lawn areas. We have been honored with numerous awards as a national leader in Sustainability, and our solar arrays will allow us to be 100% grid positive, freeing funds to use toward student learning.

The Butte-Glenn Community College District's Board of Trustees has clearly established student success as its focus, and I am committed to being a student-centered leader. I earned a doctorate in education with an emphasis on community college leadership from Oregon State University, and I am a proud alumna from both California State University, Chico and the University of California, Davis. I am proud to call Butte County my home for the past thirty years.

Butte College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. We are proud to rank as one of the leading community colleges in California, and I will do everything I can to continue this long-standing record of success. I look forward to hearing from the public, students, faculty, staff, and alumni regarding our many programs, services, and partnerships in Butte and Glenn Counties.

Thank you for your continued support of and interest in Butte College.



    Dr. Samia Yaqub


Butte College's Mission Statement

Butte College provides quality education, services, and workforce training to students who aspire to become productive members of a diverse, sustainable, and global society. We prepare our students for life-long learning through the mastery of basic skills, the achievement of degrees and certificates, and the pursuit of career and transfer pathways.

Butte College | 3536 Butte Campus Drive, Oroville CA 95965 | General Information (530) 895-2511

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