Jerry Cabrera, Interim President/CEO
The primary mission of Yuma Multiversity is to establish collaborations between industry and higher education to bring a robust workforce, increasing degree and certification outcomes. Establishing partnerships is critical to success from local and regional stakeholders, including collaboration with local colleges and universities.
Born in Yuma and raised in Somerton, Jerry Cabrera served as City Manager for the City of Somerton from 2019-2022. He earned a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from NAU-Yuma and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. Before starting his city manager role, Jerry Cabrera was employed by Regional Center for Border Health and the Somerton Elementary School, where he moved up the ranks to Assistant Superintendent. He has been active in many Yuma County boards, from Yuma Community Foundation, Yuma County Food Bank, and most recently, Somerton Rotary, Yuma HOME Consortium, Yuma County Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority, and various other committees. In addition, he still holds his Elementary School Certification, Mediation Certification, MBTI Trainer Certification, and Student Hearing Officer, among others.