News Releases
The latest news and announcements from Mayor London N. Breed

Mayor London Breed Appoints Dr. Murrell D. Green to City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees

Dr. Murrell Green, a San Francisco native, brings years of experience working within the California Community College system to the Board

San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today appointed and swore in Dr. Murrell D. Green to serve on the City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees. Green, who is African American, was born and raised in San Francisco’s Western Addition and is an educator with extensive experience in higher education. The Oath of Office was administered in Mayor’s Breed office at City Hall this afternoon.

“I am extremely proud to appoint San Francisco native and the Western Addition’s very own Murrell Green to the City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees,” said Mayor Breed. “Green has spent his entire career serving the students of our state’s community colleges and understands the many difficulties they face navigating the complex system. His experience, expertise, and roots in the community will bring a valued perspective to this Board.”

Green has years of experience working within the California Community College system. He began his career as an adjunct counseling faculty at Skyline College in 2006, later transitioning to City College of San Francisco, where he served as a financial aid academic counselor. Upon moving to Southern California, Green became a tenured faculty member and department chair at West Los Angles College before moving back to San Francisco where he served as an administrator at Merced College.

Since 2021, Green has served as the Dean of Academic Counseling and Student Services for West Valley College, where he coordinates various student services programs with a focus on individual educational goal completion for transfer, degree attainment or certification.  

“I am very grateful to Mayor Breed for giving me this opportunity,” said Murrell Green. “Higher education is a passion of mine, and I am looking forward to getting to work with my fellow Trustees, the staff and students at City College to ensure this institution remains a strong cornerstone of our City.”

“Dr. Murrell Green continues to make my heart smile,” said Malorie Branch M.S.W and former City College of San Francisco student. “This is because he continues to raise the bar for all of us that he has mentored and shows his students that their sky is the limit not only through words, but also by his example.”

In addition to his work as a college administrator, Green serves on a variety of higher education boards, including the African American Male Education Network & Development Program (“A2MEND”), Black/African American Advisory Panel of the California Community Colleges, and is also an active member in the San Francisco community serving on the Board of Directors of the Alive and Free/Omega Boys Club and the Bayview YMCA.

Green holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Clark Atlanta University, a Master’s in Counseling from San Francisco State University, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Drexel University. He currently lives in the Portola Neighborhood with his wife Dr. Janelle Green and two children, Corinthian and Providence.