April 26, 2021
SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments:
Deborah Cochrane, 43, of Alameda, has been appointed Chief of the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Cochrane has been Executive Vice President at The Institute for College Access & Success since 2018, where she has held multiple positions since 2007, including Vice President, Research Director, Program Director and Policy Analyst. Cochrane was a Policy Analyst at the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education in 2006. She was a Researcher at AFSCME 3299 from 2004 to 2005. Cochrane earned a Master of Social Welfare degree in social development from San Francisco State University. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $148,524. Cochrane is a Democrat.