Commissioner, Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education
Partner, Capitol Impact
Christopher Cabaldon was appointed by the governor of California and confirmed by the senate to serve three terms as California’s delegate to the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education. He is a partner at Capitol Impact, Senior Fellow at the Center for Digital Government, and Mayor in Residence at the Institute for the Future. He served as Chief Consultant to the Assembly Higher Education Committee and then Chief of Staff to the Assembly Appropriations Committee, before joining the California Community Colleges as Vice Chancellor for Policy, Planning & External Affairs. Cabaldon became Mayor of West Sacramento in 1998 and served as chair of Jobs, Education and Workforce for the U.S. Conference of Mayors. In 2019, he was appointed as the Hazel Cramer Endowed Chair and Professor of Public Policy & Administration at Sacramento State University. He is a member of the board of directors for EdSource, Project Attain, and the national College Promise. Cabaldon holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental economics from University of California, Berkeley and a master’s degree in public policy and administration from Sacramento State University.