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Bakersfield College

Women at BC

Women have played an integral part in the development of Bakersfield College since its founding in 1913, and this page is dedicated to our celebrations of women on campus, student organizations dedicated to empowering women, and recognizing the history of women who have helped make the Home of the Renegades the place that it is today.


Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

#LightACandle: A Juneteenth Conversation

Women in Leadership Panel

BC Women's Celebrations

Student Organizations

Our Leader: Sonya Christian

Sonya Christian is the 10th President of Bakersfield College and a statewide leader in public education through her work as Chair of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). In 2016, she was named "Woman of the Year" by California Assemblymember Rudy Salas and the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Past Women Leaders at Bakersfield College

Grace Van Dyke Bird

Sandra Serrano

Jerry Ludeke

Charlie Mae Littlejohn

Women Advocacy by Campus Leaders

Kern Community College District