Dr. Sonya Christian, President, Bakersfield College
Kern Community College District trustees named Dr. Sonya Christian as the new president of Bakersfield College on October 15, 2012.
Christian, who was a math faculty member, division chair and dean of science, engineering, allied health and mathematics at Bakersfield College from 1991 to 2003, has held increasingly higher level administrative roles at Lane Community College in Oregon over the past 10 years.
Christian also has experience as an adjunct/lecturer in mathematics at American River College and El Camino College in Sacramento and Glendora, California, respectively.
Christian earned a bachelor of science degree from University of Kerala in Kerala, India; a master of science in applied mathematics from University of Southern California; and doctorate from University of California, Los Angeles.
Dr. Christian's Leadership Team includes: