Leadership

Donna Randall, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer

Donna Randall


Dr. Donna Randall joined the Cancer Prevention Institute of California in July 2014 as chief executive officer. She came to CPIC from Albion College in Albion, Michigan, where she served as chancellor from 2013 to 2014, and as the 15th president of the college over the six years prior. From 2000 to 2007, Randall served as provost at the University of Hartford in West Hartford, Connecticut, with additional responsibility as acting dean of the Hartford College for Women for three of those years. Prior to that, she was dean and professor of management at the Fogelman College of Business and Economics at the University of Memphis in Tennessee. During her tenure there, she served five years in the additional role of Interim senior vice provost for academic affairs.  Dr. Randall’s earlier academic background includes 11 years as Chair and Faculty in the Department of Management and Systems at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington, and Visiting Professor at University College in Dublin, Ireland from 1991 to 1992. She has served on more than 15 corporate, community, and policy Boards of Directors.

A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Dr. Randall holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in sociology, as well as a master of business administration from Washington State University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Drake University. Notably, she holds certificates from Harvard University’s Institute for Educational Management for Senior Executive Leadership, as well as the Harvard Seminar for New Presidents.






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