POSITION -- Since August, 2012, Chancellor of the Ventura County Community College District, a public institution with three campuses and one center in Ventura County, Ventura, Oxnard, and Moorpark, California.
PREVIOUS -- Served as President, Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles Community College District, Senior Vice-Chancellor for Governmental and External Relations, System Office of the California Community Colleges, Interim Superintendent/President of Compton Community College. Director of Governmental Relations, Los Angeles County Office of Education, Senior consultant for the California State Senate Select Committee on College and University Admissions and Outreach.
AFFILIATIONS -- Serves on boards: California Community College League –CEO Board and ACE Charter High School Board, and Advisory Board Member to the Executive Ph.D., Program Jake Ayers Institute of Jackson State University. Member of the President’s Roundtable, American Association of Community Colleges, Commission on Equity and Diversity (AACC), National Council on Black American Affairs, Member of the National Association of Professional Women.
EDUCATION -- Ed.D., International and Multicultural Education, University; M.A., Intercultural Communication and Public Policy, California State University, Sacramento; B.A., Communication Studies, California State University, Sacramento.
OTHER -- Publications: "Racial Privacy Initiative: A Threat to Civil Rights." Black Issues in Higher Education, September 10, 2003. Racial Privacy Initiative: Proposition 54 is A Threat to Civil Rights, www.WhitePrivilege.com, October 30, 2003. Race and College Admissions, McFarland Publishing, May, 2005. "Why Isn’t Eligibility Part of the Affirmative Action Debate?" www.DiversityEducation.com, October 20, 2005. Presentations: Keynote, "Hope, Change, and Unity Creating Pathways for the Future." Pan African Doctoral Scholars Program, Los Angeles, CA (November 2011). Keynote, XXXIII Alpha Mu Gamma National Convention Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA, (October, 2011). Panelist, Project Access Hollywood (PAH), Annual Film Festival, "Expanding Creativity," Los Angeles City College, (October, 2011). Keynote, 10th Council District Women's Steering Committee 26th Annual Johnabel Gentry Scholarship Awards Luncheon, Los Angeles, CA, (June, 2011). Moderator/Panelist, Association of California Community College Administrators Annual Conference, "Got Google: When social media trashes your reputation," Long Beach, CA, (February 2011). Presenter, "Effective Leadership in Difficult Budgetary Times," Association of California Community College Administrators, San Francisco, CA (Feb. 2010). Presenter, "Maintaining Educational Opportunities-Assembly Bill 318," California Community College League Conference Presentation, Costa Mesa, CA (November, 2006). Presenter, "Tools to Increasing Diversity," James W. Vines Medical Association Conference, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA (October 2006). Keynote, "Giving Back to Your Community," Commencement Address, Sacramento City College, Sacramento, CA (June 2006). Presenter, Maintaining Diversity in Community Colleges Post Proposition 209, Transfer Center Director Training Conference, Irvine, CA, and (September, 2006).