President and Chief Executive Officer
Keetha Mills was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in 2012 after joining the Foundation in 2008 as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. The Foundation for California Community Colleges is one of the largest operating education non-profits in the country with over 50 active programs and annual operating revenues of over $30 million. Serving as the official nonprofit to the nation’s largest system of higher education, the Foundation’s programs and services benefit California Community Colleges, students, and local Community College foundations throughout the state.
Mills’ background includes over 20 years of experience in executive leadership, finance, accounting and operations. She has served in executive leadership roles for non-profit organizations, private industry and major accounting firms. Prior to joining the Foundation, Mills served as Controller for Hines Interest Limited Partnership, where she directed the financial operations of a $490 million portfolio of real estate assets. She also previously served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Planned Parenthood of Houston and Southeast Texas, and as the Interim CEO of Planned Parenthood of Louisiana and the Mississippi Delta. Mills spent the early part of her career working with two of the nation’s largest accounting firms at the time, Arthur Andersen and PricewaterhouseCoopers. She later went on to serve in an executive leadership role at Dynegy, an S&P 500 company that provides wholesale power to utilities, municipalities and other energy companies in 13 states throughout the nation. A community college alumna, Mills earned her Associate of Arts in Business Administration from Lee College in Baytown, Texas, and her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from University of Houston.