Dr. Keith Flamer
Dr. Keith Flamer has a PhD degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University and more than 25 years of distinguished service advancing the mission of public community colleges. Dr. Flamer was named President/Superintendent of College of the Redwoods in 2015. As President of College of the Redwoods, President Flamer serves as the Chief Executive Officer providing leadership to a District comprised of over 400 faculty and staff members providing services to over 6,000 students.
President Flamer’s career reflects his dedicated service to helping students succeed in their educational pursuits. During his 17-year tenure at College of the Redwoods, Dr. Flamer has served in various leadership roles including Vice President of Instruction and Student Development and Vice President for Student Services. Prior to coming to College of the Redwoods, President Flamer served as Assistant Vice President for Learning and Student Support Services and Executive Dean of Enrollment and Student Development at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, Illinois. President Flamer is a proud Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Active in the community, President Flamer currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Humboldt Area Foundation, Eureka Chamber of Commerce, and Open Door Community Health. He previously served as a member of the Board of the Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods. He is a member of the Old Town Rotary Club of Eureka.
President Flamer has endeavored to broaden the reach of CR’s partnerships with business, government, industry, community organizations and educational institutions to coordinate joint responses and resources that work in concert to uplift and support the economic development of the community. Dr. Flamer and Cal Poly Humboldt President Dr. Tom Jackson have formed a close partnership working collaboratively on innovative ways to jointly serve the needs of students and the community.
As an educational leader, President Flamer believes that it is critical to embrace diversity and remain sensitive to the needs of all students. He supports the success of those who may be differently abled or who experience social, cultural and economic orientations and backgrounds different from those experienced by faculty and staff with whom these students interact. He firmly believes that diversity is strength—and that multiculturalism is something to be celebrated, promoted, and cherished.